Search the YouGen installer directory from your website
Having spoken to various community energy groups we realise that some of you are concerned about the legal implications of recommending installers. Well help is at hand. We've developed a free widget that you can add to your website, so your members can search for local installers and use feedback left previous customers to help them judge which suits them best (see picture).
You can choose the
colour and size that best fits your website design. Just select the
widget you want and copy and paste the code into your website. When people click
on Find, they will be taken to a new page on the YouGen website. Click here to request your widget.
We can also supply you with a bespoke widget, which displays the results on your own website. This also lets you search for individuals in your area who have installed the technology you are interested in. See an example in situ, on Oxford University's Climate Xchange website. Contact us on Tel: 0845 450 9418 or click here to email us to find out more.
To make the best use of the widget, please encourage your friendly local installers to add themselves to our database, and to invite their customers to leave feedback (standard company membership costs £10 + VAT per month). Also, please encourage anyone your group helps to install renewable energy to share their experience, put case studies on the site, and to rate their installer's performance.
Opportunities to invest in community renewables
More and more local energy or low carbon groups are putting together community share schemes to raise money for local renewable energy installations. These are often on schools, village halls and other buildings used by people in the local area. They aim to give investors a reasonable return on their investment.
There are three websites where you can find and invest in community share offers:
- Abundance Generation: www.abundancegeneration.com
- Generation Community: www.gen-community.co.uk
- Microgenius: www.microgenius.org.uk
Current opportunities are listed below (YouGen does not endorse or recommend any of the schemes listed). To add your share issue, send us the details and we will add them to the site.
Information on Community Renewables
Whenever we publish articles that are of particular interest to community energy groups, or other community organisations, we add a link here:
Case studiesHow to become a green community transport provider!
Solar PV with air source heat pumps installed in a village hall in Somerset
Eco-renovation transforms village hall: Insulation, underfloor heating, GSHP and solar PV make Branscombe Village Hall one of the most energy efficient in the country
Solar PV panels installed on 10th century Norman church in Bucks
Off-grid solar PV panels power a field studies centre in Devon
Primary School's electricity bills fall to a quarter of previous level thanks to installation of solar PV
Top tips on how to get grants for renewable energy from a community shop in Devon