While the world has been scrambling to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to put tough climate change messaging on the back burner. But the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and the rapidly increasing rate of extreme weather events are getting the ‘code red’ narrative back on the front pages of mainstream media outlets. As it should be…things aren’t getting any better out there and action on a massive scale is overdue.
Here at the Big Solar Co-op we haven’t stopped working towards our aim of installing 100MWp of rooftop solar across the UK by 2025. So far we have:
🌞 Trained 42 volunteers to design arrays
🌞 Triaged 400+ potential solar sites
🌞 Designed 280+ arrays using cloud based, free software – OpenSolar
🌞 Prepared approaches to 48 host sites, totalling 4.5 MWp
🌞 Sent proposals to 30 host sites, totalling 3.3 MWp
🌞 Signed exclusivity agreements with 2 major industrial sites, totalling 659 kWp
🌞 Held regular ask us anything Zoom calls – sign up for our next one here.
🌞 Delivered 3 public training webinars: