Established in 1998, Awel Aman Tawe (AAT) are leaders in the field of community based renewable energy, with many years of experience in developing and advising on community schemes including wind, solar, biomass and hydro. In 2000, AAT, established the Egni Coop to raise community shares through the development of solar pv on community owned buildings in South Wales.
LEADER funding has been secured to install solar panels on community owned buildings in Neath Port Talbot in order to generate clean energy and this will involve securing leases on each site, carrying out structural surveys on all buildings to ensure that the roofs are structurally sound, ensuring that sites can be connected to the grid via Western Power Distribution and marketing a share offer to fund the purchase of the solar pv for these buildings.
By installing solar panels, cleaner energy can be generated which will enable community owned buildings to reduce their energy costs and save money. The opportunity to participate in the share offer will also give local people the chance to invest in a sustainable future for these community buildings. It is envisaged that this work will reduce carbon emission by 100 tonnes within these communities.
Owners of community buildings will benefit from cheaper electricity, enabling them to continue to work to support local regeneration, address climate change and generate sustainable sources of funding for the local community.
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LEADER Local Development Fund
Neath Port Talbot
- Egni Rural NPT
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