Community Renewables

Energy Alton is continually looking for opportunities to develop renewable energy for the benefit of the community, based on our experience of installing solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of Alton Library.

In November 2015 we were awarded a grant by the Rural Communities Energy Fund to carry out a feasibility study into the installation of solar PV panels on the roofs of Eggars and Amery Hill Schools and Alton College. Previous community projects of this kind have successfully issued shares to the public to fund the installation. However, it is now much harder to make the sums work because of the recent drop in the feed in tariff (payments for renewable energy). Nevertheless, we are hopeful that the feasibility study will identify a suitable investment opportunity and that we will be able to proceed with the construction phase.