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.
Our next social for volunteers will be held on Wednesday 3rd June, 7pm at the University Arms, Brook Hill. If you are new to volunteering, feel free to email us if you wish to let us know you are coming. If you need more information, please email email@example.com
Sheffield Renewables is gaining momentum. The hard work of our dedicated alliance of academics, industry experts and skilled volunteers is beginning to pay off, with clean electricity now being generated in the local community. Our latest installation funded through community shares is a 50kW solar photovoltaic array, providing in-situ solar power to a primary school […]
The last 18 months have been a very busy time for us, working on a new focus for Sheffield Renewables following our decision that Jordans Dam hydro was no longer viable. It has been a lot of hard work but we are now generating electricity at Paces Campus in High Green and are hoping to […]
The EON biomass plant at Blackburn Meadows, has produced its first power, turning waste wood into electricity. It sychronised with the local distribution network for the first time last Tuesday, June 24th. It was built at a cost of £120 million and should provide enough energy to power around 40,000 homes, reducing carbon […]
We had a good AGM on Tuesday, March 26th, just a year since our Special General Meeting in 2013. 42 members were present. Richard Collins, our chair, brought everyone up to date with what has been happening since the SGM, especially the installation of our first solar PV scheme at Paces. His full report can […]
Sheffield Renewables has been successful in securing £13,925 from the Community Energy Peer Mentoring Fund to assist the Dearne Valley Eco Vision to develop community renewable energy projects. This support includes: Helping to establish a community organisation within the Dearne Valley Running a Share Offer or help with raising alternative finance Business planning, including renewable […]
After a year developing a community solar project Sheffield Renewables is very pleased to announce that work commenced last week installing 50kW of solar panels at High Green Development Trust’s (HGDT) Paces Campus Community Centre. The scheme’s 50 kW array will cover an area larger than a tennis court and have a lifespan of up […]