Installing solar PV on Salisbury Cathedral was always iconic… and now it’s award-winning too!
We’ve just won the Alan Clark Award for Local/Community Energy at the Solar and Storage Live Awards, 2021 – and it’s an honour to receive it.
Community energy is something we’ve championed from the very beginning. It’s at the heart of who we are. We built the first community share-funded solar installation back in 2008, and the schemes are a fantastic way of getting renewable energy projects built at scale, within a local area, with local shareholders benefitting from the income generated.
Solar on Salisbury Cathedral
In the case of Salisbury Cathedral, a new group, Salisbury Community Energy, approached the Cathedral and we became involved via the Schools Energy Coop. We came up with a design that met the ecclesiastic planning committee’s stringent requirements and once approved, it was full steam ahead with the install.
You can read about the project in more detail here and as the Bishop of Salisbury put it,
“With clear purpose and helpful partnerships even iconic buildings can make a difference towards sustainability.”
Being recognised for our part in this historic project, alongside Salisbury Community Energy, certainly means a lot to us.