Dave Green Energy Services

Community Solar Competition

What if you and your neighbours could own and earn money from a green power station in your community? Four local green organisations have got together to make this a reality in the Marches. If your  town or village is within the Rural Regeneration Zone (which excludes Shrewsbury and Market Drayton) it could have a 100kW solar photovoltaic roof producing energy by the end of next summer. 

We're looking for community groups who want to see carbon saving on a significant scale in their community and want to create a local green investment opportunity.  All you need to do is use the guidance in our online form to identify a suitable roof in your area and then fill in the form to tell us about it.  We can provide advice and support during the application process if there are any answers you need help with.

The winners will be given a full package of expert support to undertake all the necessary feasibility works, draw up contracts with the building owner, create a co-operative and raise the money to purchase and install the panels.  If successful, the installation will be one of the largest renewable energy installations in the West Midlands and one of the first community owned solar projects in the UK.




 The competition is funded by Advantage West Midlands, the regional development agency, who are committed to helping communities in the West Midlands install their own renewable energy.  It is being delivered through Sharenergy with the support of Marches Energy Agency, Wind & Sun & the Household Energy Service.  Community groups are invited to propose a roof that they think could be suitable by midnight on Tuesday 26th October.

Further details on how to establish if you have a suitable roof in your area and how to apply are available on the Sharenergy website:

For any queries, please contact etty.flanagan@energy4all.co.uk (07817 292441) 

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