Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy in Ashton Hayes

Ashton Hayes Community Energy (AHCE) is a Community Interest Company owned and run by the people of Ashton Hayes in Cheshire. Established in 2011 as part of the award-winning Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral (GCN) project, AHCE develops and manages community-owned renewable energy in the village and promotes energy efficiency. Over the past decade, the


Start-up grant for Greater Manchester Community Renewables

GMCR is a community benefit society set up to develop and operate community-owned renewable energy projects across Greater Manchester. The group raised £186,000 via a community share offer in summer 2016, which funded the installation of solar panels on three schools in Salford and a community centre in Partington. In the first year of operation,

Naturesave Trust funds Bright Green Hydrogen - Educational Engagement Project

Bright Green Hydrogen Educational Engagement Project

Bright Green Hydrogen is a not-for-profit organisation set up to promote the use of renewable energy and energy storage technologies. Their Education programme has been running since 2009 and includes STEAM workshops which have reached over 30,000 pupils and members of the public.  Their renewable energy and energy storage system boasts solar PV, a wind turbine,

Ekopia building (The Hive) part funded by the Naturesave Trust

Ekopia Social Enterprise Hub – Findhorn Ecovillage

The Naturesave Trust helped fund the purchase and installation of a 4kW solar PV array at Findhorn Eco Village. The array was placed on a newly developed Social Enterprise Hub, called Findhornhive. The installation includes a lithium-ion battery which will store excess green energy and make it available for later use, reducing energy bills and improving the environmental performance of the building.