HERE COMES THE SUN 

Solar on your rooftop, solar for your community, your school – and more

Solar is growing fast in the UK, providing electricity and hot water to homes, schools, businesses and community buildings.  The event took place on 12th April at St Michaels School, which has been producing solar electricity in Highgate for 4 years.

 

Photos above courtesy of Michael Tomlinson Photography
www.MichaelTomlinsonPhotography.com

 

Gallery of Solar Pictures For lots of pictures of solar power - such as cars and boats and planes

Information for people in Highgate considering Solar For homeowners thinking of generating power and/or hot water from solar on their house roof - or other position

Facts,figures and discussion points about Solar Questions and answers such as how much power could solar generate and how fossil fuesl are subsidised more than solar around the world.

 

The standard of talks was particularly high:

TALKS                                                                                                                                                                                              

  •     Solar in the UK - towards a Million Solar Roofs (Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association)
  •     Financing solar on your roof (Cara Jenkinson, Muswell Hill Sustainability Group)
  •     Solar for hot water - and heating (Dominic Skeaping, London Solar)                                                                                                                                                  
  •     En10ergy: community solar success in Muswell Hill (Pamela Harling, En10ergy    
  •     How communities are building solar in London and beyond (Afsheen Rashid, Repowering London)
  •     A solar school roof - from idea to reality (Fergal McEntee, Funky Renewables)   
  •     Haringey: the sunshine borough (Haringey's solar programme) (Ben Brown, London Borough of  Haringey                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  •    Why solar? Why now? (Dermot Barnes of Ecodomus)                                                     
  •    Nuts and bolts of a solar PV roof (Jon Cowdrill, Joju Solar)                                             
  •    Solar and the new Renewable Heat Incentive (Leonie Greene of the Solar Trade Association)

 

EXHIBITORS

SOLAR INSTALLERS

Ecodomus installs renewable technologies for commercial, community and domestic projects (solar PV and solar thermal) see website
 
Evo Energy  "design, supply and install solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal systems for homes and business across the UK. Evo Energy  are Renewable Energy Association Installer of the Year". see website  

Funky Renewables  Solar for homes, business, community and schools.  PV and solar thermal. see website

London Solar is a "small company of experienced installers based in Hackney. Specialising in high efficiency heating systems, installing boilers, heating controls, hot water systems and solar thermal systems. Giving clear advice and high quality work, to lower the financial and environmental costs of using heat."  see website
 
Joju Solar "solar installations for home owners, businesses, public authorities and community organizations."(solar PV and solar thermal) see website
 

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

10:10 solar schools. 10:10 Solar Schools is equipping teachers, students and parents all over the country to crowdfund the cost of solar panels. We have worked with 50 schools who've raised over £350,000. see website

Solar Trade Association 'Million Solar Roofs' The STA works in conjunction with its members to achieve the right regulatory framework and incentives for solar to deliver an increasing contribution to the UK’s electricity and heating needs see website

Solar Aid. We are a leading international charity tackling climate change and poverty by creating a sustainable market for solar lights. Our goal is to eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020. So far, we have one million solar lights in place see website
 

LOCAL GROUPS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Green Camden “is here to help you reduce your environmental impact. Our tips and advice can help you save money, reduce waste, and get involved in your local community.“ see website

Highgate Society "making Highgate a better place in which to live and work, now and in the future. Ensuring that any changes made in the environment enhance the amenity of the area and encouraging sound planning and improving public transport. see website

Muswell Hill Sustainability Group we’re a fast-growing group of local residents concerned about climate change and sustainability. Our aim is to reduce carbon emissions and waste in the Muswell Hill and surrounding areas, encouraging residents, local businesses and community groups to live more sustainably. see website 

St Michael’s School (solar PV system) “At St Michael's we aim to help all our children meet their potential through a love of learning”. See website for pictures of solar system

PLEASE NOTE: Inclusion of any companies or organisations in this list does not constitute a recommendation by the Highgate Society or its members!