Brixton Energy solar power schemes scoops national award

A pioneering solar energy project from Brixton has won a prestigious national award. Brixton Energy Solar 1 scooped the finance category at the Sustainable Housing awards last month, and were presented their prize by booming actor Brian Blessed.

The community-owned scheme saw solar panels installed on rooftops in the Loughborough Estate.

Cllr Lib Peck, Cabinet Member for Strategic Hous- ing and Regeneration on Lambeth council said: “This award is a fantastic endorsement for all that Brixton Energy has achieved so far. It brings huge benefits for the community.

The group has now launched its second solar power share scheme, and is looking for investors for a set of panels due to be installed on an additional building on October 31.

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