Up and running

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We generated our first few kWhs a few minutes ago and have our MCS certificate – Eithne is now busy getting the paperwork done to make sure we are correctly registered for FiTS in time! If you were waiting to … Continue reading

Thursday update

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Its a battle against the weather right now – we love a bit of wind but could it wait until Monday please! Some pics from yesterday

Midweek update

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Latest from the installers: We have over 100 panels on at Halo, another 58 planned today, scaffolding alteration booked in for tomorrow morning, remaining panels on tomorrow. Tomorrow (Thursday) we will also have the electrical witness testing going on for … Continue reading

Panel installation starts

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Panels and mounting gear are on site and installers are up on the roof, racing against time to ensure the installation is completed in good time for registration before 12th December. ┬áThe photo here shows progress so far, with panels … Continue reading

Leominster launch, Crida Open Day, Woolhope seeking clients

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Leominster Community Solar launches at the Courtyard, Hereford 18h30 on Monday 17 October. Before that on Saturday 15 October, 11.00-16.00, Crida Community wind has an open day. And next week Woolhope Dome Community Woodfuel is running info stalls – we need one or two more people who want free green boilers (how hard can that… Read more »

Open Day at Criddon Hall Farm

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We’re holding an Open Day at Criddon Hall Farm, WV16 6UJ on Saturday 15 October 2011 Presentations at 11.00 am, repeated at 2.30 pm By Clive Millington of Criddon Hall Farm and by Crida Community Wind Exhibition 10.30am-4.00pm and an … Continue reading

Crida Wind website updated

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We are in the process of updating the Crida Community Wind website, following media attention. The new pages bring out some of the information previously only available to download as pdfs and will hopefully help to moderate some of the wilder assertions being made about the project – it’s two medium-size community owned turbines, not… Read more »

h.Energy week coming soon

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We will be promoting our Leominster Solar and Woolhope Biomass projects at h.Energy this year With nearly twice as many events as last year, there are lots of opportunities to find out why doing things sustainably is becoming just the way we do things in Herefordshire. h.Energy week runs from 15-23 October. Click here to… Read more »

First co-operative registered under Sharenergy Model Rules

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We received confirmation today that the first co-op registered under our new Model rules is Neen Sollars Community Hydro. The model rules have been adapted from Baywind model rules, proved on a succession of successful wind co-ops since 1997. The new rules are specially designed for smaller renewable energy co-ops across the technologies and we… Read more »

Evaluation and case studies published

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An independent evaluation and two case studies (on Leominster AD and Neen Sollars Hydro) are now available. These studies were written by Greenfields Consulting and are an interesting, sometimes warts-and-all look back at the Co-op Fire project – the AWM-funded project which launched Sharenergy and which started our West Midlands Revolving Fund and many of… Read more »