Image: Brixton Solar
There is a growing movement of energy co-ops in London. Some notable examples include:
Repowering London is a not-for-profit organisation that specialises in facilitating the co-production of community-owned renewable energy projects and has so far (as of March 2015) installed 132kWp of community owned renewable energy, saving almost 60 tonnes CO2 per annum.
Hackney Energy are working with Repowering London to create Hackney’s first solar co-op at Bannister House
South East London Community Energy
South East London Community Energy (SELCE) was formed by a group of people living in Greenwich and Lewisham who wanted to do something positive to combat climate change and reduce fuel poverty. The group’s aim is to generate renewable energy in SE London ‘by the community, for the community’.
Growing Resilient and Energy Efficient Neighbourhoods
Growing Resilient and Energy Efficient Neighbourhoods (GREEN) is a multi-stakeholder co-operative founded by Organiclea, a workers’ cooperative growing food on London’s edge, Forest Recycling Project (FRP) a community business promoting practical initiatives to reuse, recycle and reduce waste, The Hornbeam Centre a community café and base for local food and environmental projects, and The HEET Project a non-profit who work with vulnerable and low-income households to save money on their fuel bills, reduce carbon and keep their homes healthy and warm.
Teddington & Ham Hydro
Teddington & Ham Hydro is a planned renewable scheme based on the installation of three hydro power turbines on the River Thames at Teddington Weir.
Check out our info about how to Start an Energy Co-op.