Projects

Existing installations

GREEN successfully raised £31,800 in a community share offer that closed on 31 January 2012. From this offer, GREEN has been able to install two separate solar PV arrays on the roofs of social enterprise organisations in east London. The projects receive revenue under the Government’s feed-in tariff (FIT) programme.

Hawkwood PVThe first project is a 9.9kW peak capacity system installed at OrganicLea’s Hawkwood Plant Nursery in Chingford. It has been generating electricity since March 2012 and, under the FIT, receives a generation tariff of 16.8p per kWh plus an export tariff of 3.1p per kWh for 50% of the electricity generated.

The second project is a 2.5kW peak capacity system FRP PV shrunkinstalled at Forest Recycling Project’s offices in Walthamstow. It has been generating electricity since August 2012 and, under the FIT, receives a generation tariff of 21p per kWh plus an export tariff of 4.5p per kWh for 50% of the electricity generated.

New Projects

The GREEN Management Committee is actively exploring additional opportunities for developing and installing community-owned renewable energy throughout east London. We would be very pleased to hear from investors and other interested parties who may be aware of potential development opportunities for projects that meet GREEN’s objectives. For anyone interested, please address the following questions and considerations in an email to GREEN@hornbeam.org.uk.

  1. Please give a brief description of your project idea. (max 250 words)
  2. Describe how this project can be delivered and by whom, including any potential partners. (Max 100 words)
  3. How can this project be financed and, if applicable, generate a reasonable return to attract investors?
  4. What is the community or social benefit of this project?
  5. What is the environmental benefit of this project?

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