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The support team


Noël Lambert  – National Coordinator

Noël is the main point of contact for the Big Solar Co-op network across the UK. She has a background in community building, online systems configuration, digital strategy and technical communication.

Chris Rigby – Solar Projects Lead

Chris holds a degree in renewable energy and his background is in solar PV and electrical building services engineering, with over 10 years of experience building rooftop solar. He is responsible for the development, delivery and ongoing maintenance of all Big Solar Co-op host site installations.

Jon Hallé – Sharenergy CEO

Jon is a co-founder of Sharenergy. In his role as CEO, he has a wide remit from detailed support of individual projects to a nationwide strategic involvement with public, private and third sector bodies. Jon was a pioneer of community-owned solar in the UK and is a previous recipient of the Community Energy Champion Award.

Nancy Touré – Local Coordinator (Birmingham)

Nancy has experience working with community energy schemes in the renewable energy sector, providing financing solutions and advice to local councils and businesses. She has worked on numerous solar projects throughout the West Midlands and has a keen interest in helping to reduce fuel poverty.

Kevin Oubridge – Local Coordinator (Shropshire & Telford)

Kevin’s background is in organisational change and leadership development working with corporates and, more recently, in building sustainable business working with SMEs. He is a carbon literacy trainer and sustainability consultant, volunteers with Zero Carbon Shropshire and is a visiting lecturer in sustainable leadership with the University of Chester.

Maria Ardley- Local Coordinator (Stroud)

Maria is a member of her local Parish Council and volunteers with the local Green Party. Prior to this she worked as a teacher in the Basque Country and is hoping to get a Spanish language qualification in the near future. She enjoys reading and going on long dog walks in her free time.