Thursday, June 23, 2011

UK: Green-minded villagers launch group to make solar power technology affordable

A "REVOLUTIONARY" new scheme is to be launched aimed at increasing the community's ability to generate its own electric power – from the sun.

Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group (WFEG) and Low Carbon Lichfield (LoCaL) are banding together to launch a community co-operative – Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE) – "to provide affordable ways for local people to invest in solar energy".

WFEG and LoCaL argue that with fossil fuels running out and dependence on energy imports increasing, the sun and other sources of energy such as hydropower should be pursued.

The first move is to set up a non-profit Community Energy co-operative – Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE).

Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC
(719)207-3097 direct

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