We are Harborough Energy. We are a cooperative set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in and around Market Harborough. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs for land and property owners who host our installations.
We also work with Harbourgh District Council and other councils in the region to improve access by eligible residents to ‘Warm / Healthy Homes’ funding.
We are helping to give Harborough more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live.
Harborough Energy trusts you are bearing up under the circumstances imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic on us all. Whilst this is limiting our activities, the directors are ensuring that Harborough Energy and Harborough Solar One continue to operate satisfactorily and in compliance with our governance structure and rules.
We completed the Harborough Solar One interest payments as discussed at the previous Annual General Meeting and are holding our regular board meetings by video. As usual, the minutes are available under ‘About / Board Meetings and AGMs’.
Due to lockdown restrictions, all new projects are on hold, our local support company (MyAdminSupport) are ‘furloughed’ until at least the end of April and our Warm Homes fuel poverty referrals on behalf of local councils are very limited. Any essential admin support is being provided by the directors themselves – such as invoicing and monitoring our Harborough Energy email.
The 170 kW of community owned solar PV installations at our host sites continue to be monitored remotely and are producing electricity as expected. We are working with our hosts to assist them as best we can during this challenging period and to engage with them as / when we all come out of lockdown.