On the Friday 18th October 2019 North Kensington Community Energy (NKCE) won the 2019 Community Renewable Energy Project Award.
This project and its 140 local resident members succeed in creating a community across a split borough around a common environmental cause. Indeed, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, has a marked disparity of income, with the north of the borough suffering from high levels of deprivation. With the backing of Repowering London, the NKCE co-op and its volunteers has built a new environmental movement in the area.
Thanks to a £83 000 fund raise, North Kensington Community Energy installed 86,27 kWp of solar panels on Avondale Park Primary School, Thomas Jones Primary School and the Dalgarno Community Centre. Not only this project saved 18 tonnes of CO2 annually but it also galvanized the borough with a positive social impact. Indeed, 16 paid young interns helped and learned how to install the solar panels and a community fund of £28 000 has been created to be reinvested in the borough.
Thanks to all the supporters, volunteers, investors, trainees, who enabled NKCE to win this award among other great community projects.
The NKCE phase 1 was amazing with you, but NKCE phase 2 need you to be even better. Indeed, phase 2 has already started. Working with the Westway Trust NKCE has planning to install 150 kWp of solar panels on the Westway Sports Centre in spring 2020. These solar panels will save up to 32 tonnes of CO2 a year from being pumped into the atmosphere while creating a community fund for local projects. You can join the community and pledge your support to NKCE phase 2