Handy Tips for Community Renewable Energy Groups

Setting up a Community Renewable Energy project can seem daunting. Naturesave has years of experience in community energy and are here to help

Further Support

Here at Naturesave, we are happy to offer our advice to community renewable energy groups – just call and speak to one of our friendly team who will be happy to answer all of your insurance related questions. Alternatively you could try one of the organisations below: 

Regen – Regen offers independent expert advice on all aspects of sustainable energy delivery. The organisation uses their technical, financial and policy knowledge to support a range of public and private sector organisations to make the most of their clean energy opportunities.

Community Energy England -this not for profit organisation is a voice for the community energy sector and help create the conditions within which community energy can flourish.

Community Energy Wales – a not for profit membership organisation that has been set up to provide assistance and a voice to community groups working on energy projects in Wales.

Bright Renewables – Bright Renewables is a newly formed company that manages the UK’s largest portfolio of community-owned renewable energy assets, specialising in both ground mount and rooftop solar sites. Their aim is to start a community renewables revolution in the UK by delivering cost-effective asset management services of the highest quality.

Sharenergy – helps communities to set up and own renewable energy societies.

Energy4All – offers a combination of industry experience, community involvement, ethical investment and business acumen providing a package of sector, admin, and financial services to Co-ops in return for an annual fee. energy4all.co.uk

Community for renewables – helps communities set up local energy enterprises and supports them to develop, finance and manage their own renewable energy generation.

BHA – is the only non-governmental trade membership organisation dedicated to representing the interests of the UK hydropower.

Centre For Sustainable Energy – the CSE has the initiative to share the resources they have found most useful to support communities taking action on energy (it used to be found at cse.org.uk/thesource). You can browse and download for free

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – The BEIS website has detailed guidance aimed at fledgeling community energy groups.