The share offer is open until 21st December. Invest from £250 to help us bring 86kW of community-owned solar to North Kensington.

About this project

Christmas offer

Invest in our renewable future from £100 by the 21st December. Buy shares for yourself or as a gift. Email dave.fuller@repowering.org.uk to get started


 

North Kensington Community Energy is the first community-owned energy enterprise in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. We are installing solar panels on 2 primary schools and a community centre. Electricity from these climate change fighting solar panels will help power the schools and create a community fund of £28,000 for local groups.
 
We need your help to make this happen. You can invest and become a member of NKCE. By purchasing shares you will be raising the money we need to buy and install the solar panels. Once they are installed, the solar panels will generate clean electricity for 20 years and you will receive your investment back and interest at an average of 3%.
 

How it works

North Kensington Community Energy is a Community Benefit Society set up to allow people to invest in renewable energy generation while sharing the profits between investors and the local community. The project will be funded through the community share offer where the shareholders will make up the membership of the Society and have a say in how the project is run.

The sale of electricity from the solar panels aims to repay investors a 3% IRR on their investment and create a Community Fund to be used in the local area. The 86.27 kWp of solar generation is enough to power 23 homes, saving 32 tonnes of CO2 a year. The solar panels will generate £28,000 for the community fund over the lifetime of the project.

 

Key community benefits

  • Reduced energy bills for the schools and community buildings in the project
  • Creation of the NKCE community fund
  • Reducing CO2 generation
  • Encouraging interest in science and energy issues and inspiring wider environmental activities in the borough
  • Sustainability and energy usage projects with schools
  • Allowing the wider community to take positive action against climate change while promoting renewable energy

Our sites

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.


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 (dave.fuller@repowering.org.uk) 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


Invest in NKCE

To purchase the solar panels, NKCE is rasing funds through a community share offer, open until 21st Decemeber 2018. 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 dave.fuller@repowering.org.uk


Our funders

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.

 


 

 

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

blowUp media

 

 

Our investors

Daniel
about 13 hours ago
Alison Beth
about 13 hours ago
Vivien Aviva
4 days ago
Jurgen
4 days ago
Christopher James
7 days ago
Christopher
8 days ago
Guy
8 days ago
Moya
9 days ago
Gayle
10 days ago
Rebecca
10 days ago
Michael
11 days ago
Ed
14 days ago
Innes
15 days ago
Callum
16 days ago
Aidan
19 days ago
Angela Margaret
20 days ago
Michelle
20 days ago
Colin
23 days ago
Guinevere Ladbrook
about 1 month ago
Ben
about 1 month ago
Afsheen
about 1 month ago
Dave
about 1 month ago

£19,250 Raised of our £83,000 goal

27 investors

7 days left

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Need help?

If you have any questions about investing or the project please don't hestitate to contact us:

info@repowering.org.uk