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Powering Communities Fund case studies

Tamar Energy Community

Tamar Energy Community

Location: Tavistock
Energy/power type: Solar PV
Powering Communities Fund

Tamar Energy Community are working with a researcher at Plymouth University on how best to utilise and access substation and domestic meter data. They want to combine this information to help them develop a young person's net zero champions community at each of their solar sites. The funding will allow them to secure SMETS meter data, provide engagement materials and external support for working with young people.

Ynni Ogwen Cyf

Ynni Ogwen Cyf

Location: Bethesda, Gwynedd
Energy/power type: Solar PV
Powering Communities Fund

Ynni Ogwen Cyf would like to expand their existing community solar scheme, which provides clean electricity to community owned buildings. The funding will finally allow them to install PV’s and a battery to assist with the site becoming even more self-sufficient.

Working in partnership with:

DEG Cymru Wales

Dyffryn Ogwen

Partneriaeth Ogwen

Repowering

Repowering

Location: London
Energy/power type: Solar PV
Powering Communities Fund

Repowering London developed ReCreate, an education programme for Y5 Primary school children to teach them about climate change in an age-appropriate and positive way through the art of drama. The grant will help them deliver a ReCreate pilot in a London primary school, with a view to rollout out the scheme to as many schools as possible. To find out more about the ReCreate programme please visit www.repowering.org.uk

The Harbury Future Energy project

Harbury Energy Initiative

Location: Warwickshire
Energy/power type: Onshore Wind
Powering Communities Fund

The Harbury Future Energy project needed to purchase and erect a wind data monitoring and recording device for them to gain more accurate estimates of potential energy generation.

Southill Community Energy

Southill Community Energy

Location: Oxfordshire
Energy/power type: Solar PV
Powering Communities Fund

Southill Community Energy (SCE) requested funds for the purchase and installation of cattle fencing at Southill, to allow conservation grazing on the southern portion of the site.

South East London

SELCE

Location: South East London
Energy/power type: Mixed
Powering Communities Fund

SELCE is committed to fighting fuel poverty amongst the most vulnerable residents in South East London. They will use the money to produce two films; one explaining how they can support clients struggling to pay their fuel bills and another explaining how to fit light measures.

Wind Turbine - Younity Community Power Fund

Awel Aman Tawe

Location: Swansea
Energy/power type: Onshore Wind
Powering Communities Fund

Awel Aman Tawe wanted to develop an online education resource pack for teachers, youth groups and home educators on renewable energy, co-ops and low carbon solutions to climate change. Where better to invest the Younity Community Power Fund?

Solar and wind turbine image

Brighton Energy Co-op

Location: Brighton
Energy/power type: Solar PV
Powering Communities Fund

Creating opportunities for school leavers and graduates to learn about running an environmental business? That's a cause Younity just had to help. Our Community Energy Fund allowed young people to learn about sustainable energy, whilst being fully paid for seven weeks of full-time work.

Sheep grazing at Southill Community Energy

Southill Community Energy

Location: Oxfordshire
Energy/power type: Solar PV - Ground mounted
Powering Communities Fund

Blending sustainable agriculture with solar energy... what could be better? Southill Community Energy wanted to enable sheep grazing within the solar farm, to replace the system of mowing which is carbon intensive and compacts the ground.