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Stalled solar scheme gets the green light


Harborough Energy is delighted to announce its latest solar PV project.  Harborough Energy, a co-operative set up to provide affordable, renewable energy projects in and around Market Harborough is delighted to have secured agreement with Woodnewton Academy to install a community owned solar array.  Speaking on behalf of Harborough Energy, Peter Jones OBE, a founding member of the co-operative said “we were all so disappointed that our successful share offer for an installation at the Robert Smyth Academy was unable to proceed.  However, our investors were keen for us to find a replacement project as soon as possible and Woodnewton Academy recognised the opportunity immediately”

Many schools are already benefitting from solar installations. They benefit not only from reduced energy costs, but also through the educational benefits which are inspiring young people in their classrooms. Quite simply, this well established and maintenance free technology enables solar PV panels to convert sunlight to electricity. Woodnewton will enjoy these benefits at no upfront capital costs for the school.

Although this particular installation is in Corby the Harborough Energy team are hoping to combine it with other Market Harborough based schemes and are keen to explore opportunities with other schools and organisations in and around the town.  For further information on hosting a solar array or investing in one of the co-operative’s schemes visit or for an informal discussion why not speak to Community Energy Development Officer, Denise Marsdon on 01858 466207.