- Our Generation Projects
- Investing in LCG
- Saving Energy
- Generating Energy
Our purpose is to help local communities to reduce energy costs and become more sustainable by reducing their carbon footprint. More specifically we aim to raise funds from the community to enable us to install locally-owned renewable energy systems and use the surplus income from these systems to fund work that reduces people’s energy consumption – for example, by improving home energy efficiency.
We are delighted that Keith Barnham, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Imperial College, and author of "The Burning Answer" will be our guest speaker at the AGM on 27th September. His talk is entitled, "How soon can we achieve an all-renewable electricity supply in Gordano?"
Details of the AGM can be found HERE
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array generating 7.3% above predicted output.
Our first project at Moorhouse Lane has now been operational since April 2015 and by the end of August 2016 had generated 2,962 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 1,554 tonnes of CO2.
Moorhouse Lane Solar Array consists of 7,176 solar panels with a peak output of 1.83MW capable of generating enough clean electricity to power 500 homes.
Ham Lane Solar Array generating 12% above predicted output.
Watch an aerial view HERE
Our second project at Ham Lane has now been operational since the end of November 2015 and by the end of August 2016 had generated 792 MWh of clean renewable electricity and saved over 415 tonnes of CO2.
Ham Lane Solar Array consists of 3588 panels and has a peak output of 915kW. It will generate electricity equivalent to the consumption of 250 homes.
Community Fund update – August 2016
The Community Benefit Fund Committee (CBFC), administered by Transition Portishead (Reg Charity No. 1164715), has now completed the grant awarding process for 2016.
The Committee was delighted with the range and quality of the schemes being supported. It is estimated that collectively they will save over 50MWh of power every year, with annual savings in excess of 12 tonnes of carbon dioxide.