Big Solar Co-op


Author: noel

Introducing Noël

Hi! I’m Noël Lambert, the new Coordinator (aka Project Officer) for the Big Solar Co-op and will be the main point of contact for the network across the UK as it grows.  

I have a background in community building, online systems configuration, digital strategy and technical communication. I also coordinate two local sustainability focussed community groups and am interested in food security, renewable energy and gift economy systems: 

The Ludlow Grassroots are a diverse collective of individuals interested in encouraging and enabling the local community to share resources. We provide support and information about things like local recycling facilities, repair cafes and zero waste options in the town and provoke conversation about broader environmental issues.

Incredible Edible Ludlow is a growing group of volunteers working on planting publicly harvestable fruit trees, herbs, vegetables, soft fruit and running seed/plant swap events and workshops.

I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with the Big Solar Co-op project and supporting the evolution of the post-subsidy community solar model ☀️ You can get in touch with me at and I’ll be keeping an eye on too. I’m also on LinkedIn if you would like to connect with me over there.

Watch this space…

Be there at the start

Big Solar Co-op: A new model for post-subsidy community solar.

Saturday 16 November, 13:30-16:30, Birmingham

We’re planning a small event for November to introduce the idea of the Big Solar Co-op and to hear from people who want to be involved – or who are intrigued by the idea and want to question, challenge and improve the concept. 

This event is open to all but is mainly aimed at people who represent existing or aspiring community solar groups. We will be holding more events in 2020 to grow our network further and to start working on specific solar sites.

For further details and to book a free place see Eventbrite. Be sure to get your free ticket by the 11th of November as space is limited!