By placing democratic control, shared benefits and active participation at the centre of project delivery, community energy could create the foundation for the significant infrastructural and cultural change we need to address the threat of climate change and energy insecurity.
Pomona Solar Co-operative is harnesssing the power of the sun for the benefit of people in Herefordshire.
They currently have 300kW of solar panels, installed in 2015, silently generating emission-free electricity that is being sold direct to some local businesses, with surplus being exported to the grid. Each year these panels generate about 280,000 kWh (284,198 kWh in 2019) and they expect them to do the same for many years to come. The installation is owned by our approximately 100 current members.
UK100 is the only network for UK local authorities, urban, suburban and rural, focused on climate and clean energy policy. We connect local leaders to each other, to business and to national government, enabling them to showcase their achievements, learn from each other and speak collectively to accelerate the transition to clean energy.