Our share offer is now closed and we have installed the NKCE solar panels for phase 1. We will be holding another share offer in 2020, stay in touch to recieve information on our next steps.
About this project
- All our solar panels have been installed – Thanks to some amazing support from our friends at the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and fellow co-ops Brixton Energy Solar 1, 2 & 3, we’ve been able to install the solar panels before finishing our fundraising. This allows the project to benefit from the Government’s Feed-in-Tariff, maximizing the community benefit from the project.
- Want to get involved? – We welcome everyone who wants to get involved in bring North Kensington Community Energy to life. We have regular volunteer meetings, email Dave (firstname.lastname@example.org) or send us a message on Facebook for more details
Invest in NKCE
To purchase the solar panels, we are raising funds through a community share offer, open until 15th March 2019. The solar panels will remain the property of North Kensington Community Energy.
You can invest in the project here
If you would like to invest more than £5,000 or donate to NKCE please contact Dave Fuller on email@example.com
How it works
1. You make an investment from £100 or a donation of any amount
2. By investing, you also become a member of the project and get a say on how it's run
3. We use the money to buy and install solar panels on 2 schools and a community building
4. The solar panels provide cheaper energy for the buildings, saving money that can be spent elsewhere
5. Renewable energy from the solar panels benefit from the Feed-in Tariff and generate an income
6. Profits go to two things:
- Paying back your investment and average 3 % interest
- Creating £28,000 for a community fund, which members can decide how to spend in the Borough
What if we don't make the deadline?
The project is going ahead and we have already installed solar panels on all of our sites. The Directors of North Kensington Community Energy have taken out short term, zero-interest loans to make up the current shortfall from investors. They have done this to ensure the project is commissioned before March 31st and will recieve the Feed-in-Tariff for the next 20 years.
We need to repay these loans before they start generating interest and ensure the solar panels remain in community ownership for years to come. You can help by spreading the word to friends, family, neighbours, and online, or suggesting local businesses to support us with flyers... or by becoming a volunteer - see below!
How to get involved
NKCE is a community project run for and by the people of North Kensington and beyond. There are lots of ways to get involved and have your say in how the project is run. We hold regular meetings that are open to anyone to attend, if you would like to know when the next meeting is please email Dave Fuller (firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NKCE1.
If you would like to know what it's like to volunteer with a Repowering project, have a look at this video from our Vauxhall Energy scheme
We wil be installing the solar panels on
- Avondale Park and St Anne's Federation of Schools
- The Dalgarno Trust
- Thomas Jones Primary School
We are already working on sites for phase 2, which will include Westway Leisure Centre, Kensal New Town Housing Estate, Acklam Road Estate and others.
Work experience and training
In Autumn 2018, Repowering ran an AQA accredited paid training programme for 16-19 year olds from the north of the borough as part of the project. This training was funded by the blowUP Media Community Fund and the Bank of America. We plan to continue this work in 2019.
We will also work with our solar installers to create work experience opportunities for local tradespeople, helping North Kensington residents to gain the skills needed to work in the renewables sector.
The NKCE project has been funded by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council Climate Change Team and the Mayor of London’s Energy for Londoners programme.
About the Energy for Londoners programme:
The Mayor’s £34m Energy for Londoners programme aims to make London’s homes warm, healthy and affordable, its workplaces more energy efficient, and to supply the capital with more local clean energy. The London Community Energy Fund contributes to the Mayor’s ambition of London installing up to 2 gigawatts (GW) of solar energy by 2050, and around 1 GW by 2030.