In 2020, during the coronavirus lockdown, we successfully installed solar panels on the roofs of two schools in Glasgow:
- Ashton Secondary School, Easterhouse, G33 3SW
- Glendale Primary School / Bunsgoil Ghàidhlig Ghleann Dail, Pollokshields, G41 1NX
Tackling the climate emergency
These two installations alone will save nearly 50 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year – helping our city work towards its target to be carbon neutral by 2030.
Re-investing in our communities
Selling the electricity they produce will raise several thousand pounds each year, which can be reinvested into local community projects through our Community Benefit Fund.
But we have even bigger plans for the future – expanding to further sites across the city and exploring other renewable energy technologies over the coming years.
Our first Community Share Offer ran from 18 May – 18 June 2021, enabling us to pay back the loan used to part-finance our first two installations, and to bring in new members to help us develop our future plans.
We now have 182 members (154 individuals and 28 community organisations) across Glasgow and beyond.