Mar 27 2012

Podcast: The Co-op Approach to Solar

Podcast: The Co-op Approach to Solar

This podcast discusses what you need to do to get a community-owned solar PV project up and running. Ben Whittle and Philippa Roberts talk about the issues faced in Leominster, Herefordshire. Start: How Ben became involved 3min: Why a solar co-op? 6 min: Who else is involved and why? 9 min: How to set up.

Mar 27 2012

Can Community Solar Survive?

Can Community Solar Survive?

I recently interviewed Ben Whittle, a founding Director of the Leominster Community Solar Co-op. ¬†This Herefordshire based community project aimed to put a large solar PV array on the local sports centre; owned and funded by people who lived in the area. ¬†Unfortunately, the launch event happened a matter of days before the Government’s first.