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.
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.