Invest in Plymouth’s Energy Future,
starting with our school
Over the last few months we have been working with Plymouth Energy Community and PEC Renewables Ltd to get solar panels installed on our school roof. They are offering to provide us with the solar panels for free whilst providing an opportunity for members of our school community to invest and become ‘co-owners’ of these panels.
Using the funds invested by the community, solar panels will be installed on the roofs of schools and community buildings throughout the city over the coming months. The panels will convert the light from the sun into a renewable source of energy.
This provides a low-cost energy supply and an educational facility for our schools. The energy also generates an income for the scheme through payments from the government’s Feed-in Tariff. This money will then be used to maintain the panels and pay investors a return. Surplus funds will be used to deliver Plymouth Energy Community’s future projects to tackle fuel poverty and climate change in Plymouth.
Plymouth Energy Community are going to be in the school playground with an information stand and available to answer questions on Thursday 13 March. This is your opportunity to find out more about the benefits of this exciting and innovative project. It is your chance to see how you can invest, for as little as £50, in Plymouth’s first ever community share offer.
We also need your help to get the message out about the scheme to the wider community, so please tell everyone…your friends, family, your hairdresser or your doctor! Even if you can’t afford to invest you might know someone who can. Our whole community benefits from this scheme and we need your support to get the message out there. Like Plymouth Energy Community on Facebook, follow them on @plymenergycom and tweet about #plymsolar.
We would love you to join us. Help transform your local energy future; come along and find out more.