Sheffield Renewables is a community and a social enterprise that develops, funds, builds, owns and operates renewable energy schemes. This means that we are run by and for local people. Any surplus money we earn is re-invested to support local sustainability. Much of our work is carried out by volunteers, which helps to reduce our costs. Read more about the organisation…

We are currently looking for sites suitable for fully funded community owned solar projects, in return we can offer a reduction on electricity price, and help organisations fulfil their long term environmental and carbon reduction commitments. For further details please visit our Community Solar page.

Latest News

  • Go-ahead for tidal energy project

    Go-ahead for tidal energy project

    The MeyGen project, owned by Atlantis, is set to start producing tidal energy in 2016. It’s thought to be the largest tidal energy project in the world, generating enough energy to power 17,500 homes through a series of 269 turbines located on the sea bed at Ness of Quoys, Caithness in north-east Scotland. The Meygen […]

  • Our response to the proposed removal of pre-accreditation under the Feed-In Tariff

    Our response to the proposed removal of pre-accreditation under the Feed-In Tariff

      The government released a consultation on the proposed removal of pre-accreditation and pre-registration on the Feed-in Tariff (FiT). Schemes can pre-accredit or pre-register in order to freeze the FiT rate while developing the project. This protects the scheme from the quarterly Feed-in tariff rate reviews, which could see rates decrease if there has been […]

  • Paces First Year Beats Prediction

    Paces First Year Beats Prediction

    Our first solar PV scheme at Paces, High Green Development Trust, has just completed its first year of generating clean, renewable electricity.  It generated 41,870 kWh – the predicted amount was 37,500 kWh.  This represents a carbon saving for the year of 18,423 kg.

  • Annual General Meeting

    Annual General Meeting

    We had a successful AGM on March 19th.  The draft minutes can now be seen here: AGM minutes 2015 draft  and the Accounts for the end of year to September 2014 can be seen here: Sheffield Renewables X14-final.

Our first two Solar PV schemes are now generating

  • Paces Campus community solar scheme is Sheffield Renewables’ first solar project. Commissioned in April 2014, the project has a generation capacity of 50 kW and involved installing 196 solar panels on the sports hall.
  • Swinton Fitzwilliam school hosts the second scheme, which was installed in October 2014. This scheme also has capacity of 50 kW.

The expected annual generation for each scheme is around 38,000 kWh, the equivalent to electricity used by 12 homes.  On 11th August 2015, the two schemes together reached the milestone of 100,000 kWh of electricity generated. You can view the amount of electricity produced on our Generation Data page.