So far, Repowering London has installed 234kWp of community owned renewable energy, saving over 100 tonnes CO2 per annum.
Local residents and Repowering London are working together to establish the City of London’s first community-owned energy cooperative, CoLCE. This project has successfully secured grant funding from the Mayor of London and the City Bridge Trust to educate, engage and fight climate change while supporting residents and groups.
Energy Garden is the world’s first citywide combined community energy and gardening project. By engaging with local communities, landowners and businesses, the project aims to create a network of interconnected community Energy Gardens at London’s Overground rail stations. This project is being delivered by Repowering in partnership with Groundwork London and London Overground Rail Operations.
Hackney’s first community solar installation, Banister House Solar has been developed by Repowering London in partnership with local estate residents and Hackney Council, and delivered using funds raised through a community share offer. The 102kWp solar array will generate up to 82,000kWh of energy annually, saving 50,000kg of CO2 emissions. In addition, a portion of the revenue generated through the government’s Feed-in Tariff and sale of energy over the 20-year life of the project will generate over £28,000 for the Banister House Solar community fund.
In March we completed our first project: Brixton Energy Solar 1. The project has installed several hundred square metres of solar panels on the roof of Elmore House in the Loughborough Estate in Brixton. The solar panels started generating power on the 30th of March 2012. Brixton Energy Solar 1 attracted 103 investors whom mostly live in Lambeth with nine from in and around the Loughborough Estate itself and raised £58,000 in less than a month.