Power to, for and by the people! Repowering winner of Ashden’s Sustainable Communities award

 

 

Ziggy, one of the Re-Powering interns from the estate. Bannister House was Hackney’s first community solar installation, Banister House Solar, has been developed by Repowering London in partnership with local estate residents and Hackney Council, and delivered using funds raised through a community share offer. The 102kWp solar array generates up to 82,000kWh of energy annually, saving 50,000kg of CO2 emissions. In addition, a portion of the revenue generated through the government’s Feed-in Tariff and sale of energy over the 20-year life of the project will generate over £28,000 for the Banister House Solar community fund. Hackney, London.

Repowering London has won the Ashden 2016: Sustainable Communities award. This is a hugely prestigious prize that recognises Repowering as a game changer in London’s low carbon future. We are immensely proud to have been recognised by the panel and would like to thank all of our fantastic supporters and investors for helping us get this far.

Ashden have created an excellent case study of our work which you can download here.

You can also see our page on the Ashden website along with all the other winners here.

“The pride, hope and community cohesion that Repowering London’s work inspires is entirely unique in the energy sector. The social and economic impacts of working hand in hand with social housing tenants to own and be responsible for their own clean energy are truly transformative” Ashden judging panel

 

Joint winners: Re-powering London & Low Carbon Hub. The 2016 Ashden awards ceremony held at the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK. All image Use must be credited © Andrew Aitchison / Ashden
Joint winners: Re-powering London & Low Carbon Hub. The 2016 Ashden awards ceremony held at the Royal Geographical Society, London, UK. Images taken by Andrew Aitchison

 

 

 

 

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