Energise Barnsley in the press

Barnsley is pioneering new ways of cutting bills for low-income households using solar power

Yorkshire Post, 1st July 2022 (£1 paywall, full article here)

“Solar panels and, latterly, battery storage for the power produced, have helped reduce costs significantly and are bringing some solace in what is now a time of crisis, as fuel bills rocket.”

Solar Fund Award to Community First Credit Union

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”

A Successful Start to 2019

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”

Energsie Barnsley leading the way in Community Energy

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”

Yorkshire village to pioneer solar battery power

The Financial Times, Jan 2017

Trial designed to smooth flow to grid cuts electric bills for 40 households

Solar battery village set to power new green revolution

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. 

Solar scheme’s bright future for investors

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.

Residents offered opportunity to be part of Energise Barnsley

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.

Mutual offers 5pc five-year solar power ‘mini-bonds’

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’ “

British Gas-backed community energy project launches solar bond offer

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.”

Five-year solar bond launched by Energise Barnsley offers 5% return

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%.