Category Archives: Community energy

let there be light

Let there be light is not only God’s command in Genesis 1v3 but also a TEARFUND campaign to get the UK government to fund small scale renewables and batteries in the developing world.  Its worth reminding ourselves as we read … Continue reading

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Yorkshire village with “too much” sun in battery trial

A selection of the residents of the Yorkshire village of Oxspring are taking part in a battery trial.  Some residents with solar panels are being given the batteries and other residents without solar panels are also being given the same … Continue reading

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One thing we have learnt this week-Moroccan mosques are going green

A large number of mosques are going green.  Last week I was enthusing that some churches in the UK were switching to green energy suppliers (see here).  This is a far more ambitious energy project.   Some 15,000 Mosques across … Continue reading

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Aussie town planning to go off grid

The small town of Tyalgum is planning to go off grid.  Tyalgum is planning to get 100% of its energy from renewable sources and then unplug from the grid.  There are number of reasons why the towns’ (villages’?) inhabitants want … Continue reading

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Ground mounted solar

Don’t let the the title “Ground mounted solar” put you off.  Sometimes you find the weirdest most improbable story out there you have to run it.  This is one and as a disclaimer I should add I didn’t find the … Continue reading

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A Community benefit society and fuel poverty

I read in yesterday’s Observer newspaper that a community benefit society is being set up in Scotland to provide cheap energy to households in fuel poverty.  Unlike a COOP a community benefit society is set up to benefit the wider … Continue reading

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Grid capacity restrictions hit solar

As a community energy scheme opened in Bristol last week there could be problems getting other such schemes off the ground due to grid capacity restrictions.   This is very much the case in SW England and Wales.  It seems that … Continue reading

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