The support team

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.


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.



Karla Ricalde – Community Energy Local Coordinator

Karla is part of a joint effort between Big Solar Co-op and Community Energy Birmingham towards reducing carbon emissions across Birmingham. Her work is grounded in principles of energy justice, and to date has mostly focused on energy poverty alleviation, and building multi-stakeholder partnerships towards fair transitions. She brings expertise in developing and managing inclusive community energy projects across Latin America.