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Getting solar panels onto Gloucestershire schools & village halls

Matilda Jones
By Matilda Jones
22nd May 2024

Why a lack of funding and tech skills should not hold back schools and community buildings going solar.

Like most areas of the country, the county has its own community energy social enterprise, Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-op (GCEC). They are able to crowd fund projects to install solar on any community building with a suitable roof, such as the Minchinhampton school in the picture, and manage the project through to operation. The building occupants benefit from a substantially discounted price of electricity, the income from that is used by GCEC to pay a modest rate of interest to investors and to repay the cost of installation.

If you are responsible for a community building and want to take action towards Net Zero, and help preserve the beauty of our countryside, but lack the funds and project management capacity, GCEC can help.

Please contact or visit the website here.