All the 6 community buildings owned by our charity partners have had to close or restrict entry since March, due to the virus restrictions. Keeping people safe has been the priority.
However, all of the CEB panels on their roofs have been working hard, in fact it has been an unusually sunny summer. The solar arrays have fed the energy needs of these buildings and have kept their electricity bills low, for organisations which are struggling with a reduced trading income.
This shows how renewable energy can increase the resilience of the community sector. Our members at the AGM were very pleased that we are helping in this way. A return to investors will still be paid for 2020, even though at a reduced rate compared to 2019.