Energise Barnsley, February 2021
“Energise Barnsley has through extensive partnership working to date already delivered a lasting social impact across the Barnsley area. The 2021 Solar Fund Award, a sum of £20,000 has been allocated to Community First Credit Union, Barnsley”
BMBC, March 2019
“The BEIS award will now allow Energise Barnsley to fit a further 49 smart batteries in homes with air source heat pumps. The project can also start to design smart time of use tariffs, to reduce tenant electricity bills”
Cornwall Insight, Oct 2018
“The results from this network-centric project are sure to be insightful to any local authority looking to adopt a community-focused energy strategy”
The Financial Times, Jan 2017
Trial designed to smooth flow to grid cuts electric bills for 40 households
The Times, Jan 2017
The solar panels already save me about £12 a month and the battery should give me even bigger savings because I’ll be able to use the energy from the daytime at night. It’s a big help for people on limited incomes and I hope it’s rolled out for others.
Barnsley Chronicle, 10th June 2016
Barnsley people are being invited to invest their savings in a £2.6m council-backed solar panel scheme which offers a bank-busting interest rate of five per cent.
Barnsley Gazette, 17th June 2016
Barnsley residents can be part of an exciting new opportunity to invest in a five-year solar bond through the borough’s Energise Barnsley scheme.
Sunday Telegraph , 7th June 2016
“Investors are being offered a 5pc annual return if they back a mutually owned solar power scheme via a ‘mini-bond’ “
Business Green, 7th June 2016
“A community energy project backed by British Gas has issued a solar bond offer in a bid to raise £1.2m to install up to 2MW of rooftop solar across the Yorkshire town’s council-owned buildings.”
bt.com, 7th June 2016
“In connection with British Gas Solar and Barnsley Council, Energise Barnsley will launch a five-year solar retail bond which will pay out 5%.