A £40 million network of "sun farm" solar power stations are be installed across parts of the Westcountry. The ten plants, if they go ahead as planned, could more than treble the amount of solar energy generated in the UK. The sites are located across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with the first being built on a 15-acre site between St Kew and St Mabyn in North Cornwall. Subject to planning permission, this plant will start generating power in April 2011.
Low Carbon West Oxford (LCWO) was set up after the summer floods of 2007 by residents concerned about climate change and local flooding. It is a community-led initiative which aims to combat climate change by cutting our community carbon dioxide emissions by 80 % by 2050, encouraging residents to live more sustainably, and contributing to a more cohesive and resilient community.
Sustainable Hockerton Limited is a community finance co-operative established to run a community owned wind turbine.
The Solar Co-op is a renewable energy co-operative that was formed to help householders and businesses benefit from the huge advantages of adopting renewable energy solutions.
Sheffield Renewables is a social enterprise formed by a group of local volunteers. Our aim is to develop renewable energy schemes in and around Sheffield. We want to do this in a way which benefits both the city and its people.
River Bain Hydro Ltd (Society) has been established as an Industrial and Provident Society for the Benefit of the Community for the specific purpose of owning the River Bain Hydro Electric Scheme (Scheme).
The Good Fuel Co-operative is a UK co-operative whose members are themselves co-operatives producing and supplying biodiesel and other low carbon fuels in their local area. We are committed to ethical sourcing and genuine carbon reductions - we use only feedstock from waste and sustainable sources.
The Fens Co-operative enables members of the public to own a stake in their local renewable energy resource and thus benefit from the sale of green electricity, produced when the wind blows. The wind farm at Deeping St Nicholas, in South Lincolnshire consists of eight 2MW RePower wind turbines. Fens Co-op offers community ownership of two of the turbines
Community Power Cornwall Limited is a new, independent Industrial and Provident Society, owned by its members. We will develop and operate small to medium scale community owned renewable energy installations. Our initial focus will be on wind turbines generating electricity for sale via the national grid. The Society exists to enable community ownership of these assets, to generate capital to be re-invested locally in renewable energy, and to nurture the spread of community owned renewable energy generation. The Society exists for wider community benefit and hopes to contribute to the wider good by responsibly meeting our environmental, social and financial goals.