How set up a community energy project
About OVESCO• Set up at a Transition Town Lewes Open Space day in 2007• You need the right people to come together• You ne...
Set up a company – it’s easy• You are going to need help• First go to             they have great online resources• And th...
You need the right incentives            The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) made our projects viable.    Or you could use the Renewa...
Finding your site and technology• You know your local community• Your site might be a local business, school or farm• Have...
Work with your installer and develop your project• You need a good installer who wants the project to be a success• You ne...
Raising the finance• OVESCO raise over £350K in six weeks from 247 investors• Your community needs to be confident in your...
If we can do it so can youGo and build a peoples power station         www.ovesco.co.uk
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Transition Network Conference 2012 - Community Energy Workshop - How to set up a community Energy Workshop by OVESCO

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How to set up a community energy project from OVESCO.

Part of the 'Bringing Power to the People: starting your own community renewable energy project' workshop held at the Transition Network Conference 2012, London, UK.

Presented by Chris Rowland of OVESCO, Peter Capener of Bath and West Community Energy, Allan Shepherd, author of "The Home Energy Handbook", and Frank Gordon of Westmill Solar Cooperative. Chaired by Peter Lipman of Transition Network.

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Transition Network Conference 2012 - Community Energy Workshop - How to set up a community Energy Workshop by OVESCO

  1. 1. How set up a community energy project
  2. 2. About OVESCO• Set up at a Transition Town Lewes Open Space day in 2007• You need the right people to come together• You need skills or you need to know where you can find them
  3. 3. Set up a company – it’s easy• You are going to need help• First go to they have great online resources• And the and have a look at• Ask an existing company for help and advice such as• You will find community energy projects in Oxford, Bath, London, Brightonand all over the UK Perhaps it’s time for a Transition Community Energy Network?
  4. 4. You need the right incentives The Feed-in Tariff (FiT) made our projects viable. Or you could use the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) or the ROCs This is the FiT table from 2010 – get up to date information from Ofgem!
  5. 5. Finding your site and technology• You know your local community• Your site might be a local business, school or farm• Have more than one potential site in mind• OVESCO and Harveys brewery
  6. 6. Work with your installer and develop your project• You need a good installer who wants the project to be a success• You need to know the project is viable• Consider feasibility study, planning permission and site survey
  7. 7. Raising the finance• OVESCO raise over £350K in six weeks from 247 investors• Your community needs to be confident in your project
  8. 8. If we can do it so can youGo and build a peoples power station www.ovesco.co.uk
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