We’re excited to report on the result of our Crowdfund last year.
Drakes Renewables, a local business, have installed two arrays for us. On the boiler house roof (18 panels) shown above and another 13 on the classroom roof. It is a 12.4kW peak system with very high specification panels (possibly a UK first).
It was all connected up late on Thursday 23rd May and generated 272 kW hours – equivalent to saving 107 kg of CO2 and planting nearly half a tree in the first week.
We have a web portal which gives us real time information about what the panels are up to. We plan to have a display which will show in real time how much power we are generating and and our CO2 savings.
So, we would like to thank all the people who supported our crowdfund!
This will really help the site finances because we will save on our electricity bills and we will receive the Feed in Tariff. We will use most of the electricity on site, but may consider installing a battery to store electricity we don’t use immediately.
The project also helps the Borough towards its target to reduce carbon emissions to zero by 2050.
The project has been a fantastic team effort from the site volunteers, the Ubele Initiative, Crop Drop and Organiclea and we are all very proud of this achievement
Are you passionate about creating inclusive community spaces?
Do you want to help make good food accessible to all and build a healthier, more sustainable food culture?
Do you have collaborative organisational skills to make activities happen working with diverse communities?
We are recruiting a Volunteer & Site Coordinator. We are looking for someone to support the volunteers currently involved in refurbishing, developing and running the site, and to help take the Centre to its next phase of operation. As well as developing a comprehensive volunteer programme, you will also need to play a facilities management role on site, identifying works needed and organising appropriate volunteers or contractors. We are looking for someone with the drive to hold wide-ranging responsibilities initially and work with the Consortium members to get a full team of colleagues in place as the scale of activity develops
The role is 21 hours per week, salary: £27,300 pro rata.
For full details and how to apply, click here. Download the monitoring form here.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 13 May. Interviews to be held on Friday 17 May.