Adventures of a Renewable Energy Co-operative – A Presentation by Brendon Energy
Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 7.30 PM
Brendon Energy is a community co-operative (i.e. a not-for-profit body) set-up in 2011 to develop local renewable energy schemes which benefit the local community. Their projects:
- generate clean, renewable energy and help to fight climate change
- provide free electricity to the community buildings where the power is generated
- finance local community funds from profits
- give a good annual return to investors
- put ownership of power production in the hands of local people rather than large multi-national companies
Directors, Tony Baker and Gareth Hoskins, will share their successes (and failures) on solar, hydro and wind projects and will also discuss the potential for hydro on the river Tone. They will explain how a community co-operative can raise the funding and organise the installation of solar panels on suitable community buildings, such as halls or schools, and answer your questions as to how the process works and how you could invest in renewable energy.
Taunton Transition Town are setting up an Energy Group to consider all aspects of renewable energy and energy saving and invite anyone interested to join this group for a future open forum debate.
This event is free.