WELCOME TO GOOD NEIGHBOUR COMMUNITY ENERGY

Good Neighbour Community Energy - illustration of homes with solar panels

Let’s Talk Energy Workshops

LET’S TALK ENERGY!
3 linked workshops starting soon about how we can make our community buildings and neighbourhoods sustainable using renewable energy. The workshops cover how energy is produced and controlled by the Big 6, thinking about community renewables and planning a community energy project. The workshops are free, fun and reasonable travel expenses can be paid. If you’re interested click ’here’

WELCOME TO GOOD NEIGHBOUR COMMUNITY ENERGY

Good Neighbour Community Energy is a Liverpool-based social enterprise established in 2010 to promote the use of solar and other renewable energy technologies in urban environments in ways that benefit local communities.

We started with an idea about ‘community energy’, creating clean, renewable energy, reducing fossil fuel use and generating economic local wealth.  Instead of installing solar panels (for instance) on just one house here or there and only to supply that building, our idea is to bring groups of people together to work out how they could meet their own energy needs and generate surpluses that they could sell to create local wealth. Why not install on whole streets, on the roofs of churches, schools and community buildings and cover as much space as possible, maximising energy generation and income.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

GNCE works with groups to develop an energy solution for their building, community or neighbourhood, a mix of grant-funded energy efficiency measures and energy generation. We can act as either consultants – helping groups develop and deliver their project – or as co-investors, part-financing the energy generation in return for a share of the income generated. We work with local communities and groups to develop their ideas, look for funding, meet planning and other requirements and to install and operate the generating equipment.

WHAT NEXT?

If you are interested in controlling the price you pay for energy for years to come by generating it yourself and you are:

  • A tenants and residents association or neighbourhood partnership
  • A local housing provider, either a housing co-op or registered social landlord
  • The owner of a church or other community building
  • A local school
  • Other property owner or landlord…..

…then please fill in the Enquiry Form on the right

GNCE is a winner of the ‘New Environmental Enterprise of the Year’ category of the Echo Enviromental Awards 2013

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