OUR STORY

Trailblazers in community energy

Since 2011, Repowering has empowered communities to fund, install and manage their own clean, local energy. We believe that putting people at the heart of the energy system is key for fighting the climate emergency, building resilient communities and promoting technological innovation.

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What we have achieved

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Our solution

Energy is expensive, reliant on fossil fuels, and owned by a handful of big companies. By working with local authorities, schools and commercial partners, we empower some of London’s most deprived communities to take greater control of their energy generation and use.

Once up and running, our projects continuously generate both locally owned, clean energy and the social energy that allows communities to flourish. We create wide-ranging impacts by reducing carbon emissions and providing an ethical investment opportunity. On the ground, we also tackle fuel poverty through energy efficiency measures and improve the employment prospects of young people.

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Our history

Our drive and dedication has put us at the forefront of the sector. We established Brixton Energy Solar in 2012 which was the first community energy scheme on social housing in the world and spearheaded inner-city projects. Ever since, we have developed another five projects on social housing and 35 energy gardens on London Overground stations, with more on the way.

Our awards

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2018 Regen Awards: Clean Energy Pioneer

2016 Euro Solar: local organisation of the year

2016 Ashden Awards: Community Energy

2015 Solar Power Portal: Internship of the Year

2013 British Renewable Energy Awards: Community Energy

2013 ReEconomy UK Social Enterpise: Ranked Top 20

2012 Sustainable Housing Awards: Finance Award

2012 KPMG Top 100 innovative urban infrastructure project

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