In 2013, we successfully raised funds via a community share offer to install 46kW solar panels at a local school in Kings Langley. We also acquired the existing 4kW panel on the roofs of the same school. These panels deliver the school buildings with solar energy, which GUCE sells at a discounted rate. Together with the Feed in Tariff revenues, this income enables GUCE not only to repay its shareholders over time but to generate a community fund for other local initiatives.
We have generated "Negawatts" by supporting groups of neighbours to adopt energy saving measures, using the Transition Streets workbook developed by Transition Town Totnes and adapted for local conditions and resources.