Hampstead School raising money to go solar powered

News – Friday, January 17th, 2020

Hampstead School wants to go green by installing solar panels funded through a community share offer.

The local secondary school is teaming up with Camden Council and community energy organisation Power Up North London (PUNL) to install solar panels in a bid to cut down on harmful CO2 emissions and help tackle the climate crisis.

The project will be funded through a community share offer led by PUNL, which will give local people and businesses a stake in the ownership and management of locally-produced clean energy.

This scheme is part of the Council’s response to the UK’s first Citizens’ Assembly on the climate crisis which was held in Camden over the summer. The Citizens’ Assembly called for Camden to increase solar power across the borough.

The Hampstead School solar power project is now at 77% of its target. It will save a massive 229 tonnes of CO2 over 20 years and also help reduce the school’s heating costs.

However, we only have until the end of this month (January) to hit the target for the project to be fully funded and proceed so we need your help.

This is an ethical investment (with an average 2% return), not a donation – so if you are interested, or know someone who might be, please sign up now using the following link: Invest in Community Solar at Hampstead School