LOOKING FOR ROOFTOPS BEFORE MARCH

MaidEnergy is urgently looking for charities and schools local to the Maidenhead, Windsor, Ascot and Egham area which own a large roof space (80-100m2).  We want to use this space to generate energy from solar PV panels, long term.  Our members will pay for the panels and retain ownership of them, and in return, the solar PV will help protect the charity or school against rising energy prices and C02 emissions.

Community and charity buildings are our preferred partner, as opposed to commercial buildings, as we’d like the savings to benefit our local community.  We are already generating energy through almost 100kWp on the roof of Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead, and The Magna Carta School in Egham – in the past 12 months alone, we’ve produced almost 90,000 kWh!

The reason for the approach now is that the government has announced its intention to end the ‘generation tariff’ for renewable energy on 31/3/19, and is consulting on plans to end the ‘export tariff’ as well – so to benefit, we need to get in before it ends.  A solar installation over 50kw capacity will qualify for ‘ROOFIT‘ procedure, which would give MaidEnergy 12 months to build and commission  installations before the opportunity is gone.

A reasonable estimate on say 50kWh installed, could mean a saving of c.£40k in energy costs over 20 years.   We would also gift the building owner a small amount of shares as per paying investors, so they would make a small profit of c.4%.

We are available to talk this through over Christmas and in early Jan.

Best wishes for a sustainable Christmas!

Nicola Davidson – Director, MaidEnergy Community Benefit Society – 07946 569801

COME AND JOIN THE FUN

We meet once a month, usually in The Beehive pub in Englefield Green, Surrey.  If you are local, why not come and join us?  Just fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page and we’ll let you know when our next meeting is.

New members and new community energy ideas are always welcome.

Alternatively, if you fill in the contact form below, you can ask to be on our mailing list so that you are kept informed of any new projects or new share offers.

There is always lots to do running a not for profit business, so if you have skills in administration, communications, finance, or community organisation, we’d love to hear from you.

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS PARTNERS

MaidEnergy has installed panels on two sites:

  • Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead – installed December 2015
  • The Magna Carta School, Staines-Upon-Thames – installed August 2016

MaidEnergy has good relationships with the local authorities.  The organisation would like to thank the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for their support of MaidEnergy via a grant from the Social Enterprise Fund.

WHO IS BEHIND MAIDENERGY?

Our five voluntary Directors have overall responsibility for the business idea, and are supported by our wide and enthusiastic membership group, who also bring a complementary range of skills, resources and community links.

We formed in 2010 out of the Transition Town group in Maidenhead, and legally incorporated in 2010. Since then, we have invested considerable time and resources in developing a sound business model, and in building relationships with the local community. All participants are unpaid volunteers, bringing a wide set of expertise and value in building the society.

INTERESTED?

Contact us at: maidenergy@outlook.com or by phone on 01628 670231

Please do get in touch

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