Community Renewable Energy Projects
Community owned renewable energy projects provide a wonderful opportunity to connect communities and individuals with their own energy generation and use. Such projects provide a chance to strengthen relationships within and between communities, and to create significant income that can be invested in locally-agreed priorities, including activities to further reduce carbon emissions.
As part our commitment to the community, Greenmaze run presentations explaining some of the many issues and challenges that arise from community renewable projects. These projects can have a single focus such as installing solar panels on the village hall to the far more challenging provision of schemes such as a biomass district heating system. A lot of hard work, co-operation, time and tears are required as well as a very wide skills base that can hopefully be provisioned largely from your community.
Attached is a PDF of part of our presentation that tackles community renewables. For more information PlanLoCaL is a program designed and run by the Centre for Sustainable Energy (CSE). Its web site contains detailed information on how to tackle community projects and they will supply a pack, including DVDs to get you started.
Please download our PDF document for explanations of commonly used solar terms.
Some of our Solar Installations