Co-op is the largest local authority and community solar energy and battery storage project in the UK.
Energise Barnsley was developed through the partnership of organisations and individuals who are collectively working together to deliver community-owned renewable energy and heating projects across the borough.
It was set up with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, Generation Community Ventures, Ignite and British Gas Solar to help deliver lasting social impact across the Barnsley area. In 2018, it won the Collaboration Award sponsored by Power to Change for the most commendable collaboration between community and commercial/public/third sector partners.
Energise Barnsley has undertaken a number of projects in collaboration with a wide range of partners, including installing solar panels and batteries in more than 300 council homes, municipal buildings and schools, focusing on people at risk of fuel poverty.
Andy Heald, Energise Barnsley Director, said: “We are proud to continue our work in the community to reduce electricity bills, and build a future electricity network that benefits low carbon technologies.”
Great North Energy
Great North Energy is part of a new wave of not-for-profit energy companies set up by local authorities.
Winner of the 2019 RIBA Stirling prize, these eco-friendly homes are one of the first new council housing projects in a generation.
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