First inner city community owned solar power station
Following fast in the footsteps of Lewes and Bath Energy companies, Brixton Energy Solar 1 has just launched its share offer. Here’s what they say in the launch email:
I am proud to inform you that the UK’s first inner city community owned solar project ‘Brixton Energy Solar 1’ has now launched its share offer.
Brixton Energy plan to put several hundred square metres of solar panels on the top of buildings on the Loughborough Estate, working with Lambeth Council, Brixton Low Carbon Zone, United Residents Housing and the Loughborough Estate Management Board. This will help generate clean green energy, reduce the estate’s carbon emissions, generate a Community Energy Efficiency Fund for use in the community and provide a green investment opportunity. Brixton Energy is the first project of Repowering South London and will provide an exemplar model to be rolled to other parts of Lambeth and South London.
The share offer will help raise the capital cost of £75,000 needed for the solar PV installation on the roof of Elmore House on the Loughborough Estate. The share offer closes on 10th March and we are hoping that the funds will be raised before the deadline.
For more information on Brixton Energy and the share offer please visit:
We’ll be keeping a close eye on their progress and hoping that they’ll inspire other cities and other areas of London to start looking at their own solar potential.