We are very pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted by Power to Change for their ‘Next Generation Fund’.
Power to Change is an organisation set up to grow and support community businesses in England.
We are one of six groups shortlisted, which means we are now through to the ‘Research and Development’ stage.
We plan to develop a business model based on distributed systems of solar PV and battery installations in over 400 dwellings. Working with Stroud District Council, the project would take place across the council’s sheltered housing estate. The battery capacity would join Ecotricity’s Virtual Power Plant to provide a grid balancing service to the national grid.
The model would provide an exemplar for how community energy groups can partner with local councils and electricity companies to deliver innovative, investable and sustainable projects with significant beneficial social impacts, including reduced electricity costs and wider understanding of smart low carbon projects.