Community energy growing but needs boost

Proponents of community-owned renewables are calling for the government to provide further incentives so they deliver a significant chunk of the UK’s renewables target.

Solar panels, Brixton. Credit: Southern SolarInterest in community renewables projects appears to be soaring, but proponents warn they may not fulfil their potential without policy changes.

More than 1,700 community-owned renewable projects, totalling 23 megawatts peak capacity, are currently claiming support under the feed-in tariffs (FITs).

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