Streatham Power

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Streatham Power is a community-owned social enterprise that exists to enable the local community to lead Streatham’s transition to a resilient and zero carbon energy future.

The organisation evolved from initial discussions within Transition Streatham, a local group looking at ways of making Streatham a more sustainable place to live. Streatham Power became a separate not-for-profit company in September 2011.

Our vision is the supply of 100% carbon-neutral energy for the district of Streatham by 2050. We envisage that in the long-term all inhabitants of Streatham will be affected by this project and benefit through lower energy costs and secure energy supplies.

Our objectives are:

§ To generate local low and zero carbon energy to increase Streatham’s resilience to future energy challenges;

§ To set up a community investment scheme focused on sustainable energy available to all individuals, communities and businesses, within and around Streatham, that share our objectives;

§ To reduce Streatham’s energy consumption, cost and environmental impact and our reliance on unsustainable sources of energy.

Specifically, we are planning the installation of PV solar panels on a mixture of roofs – public, commercial and residential. We are currently working on some projects in the Streatham area in liaison with our Cooperative and Corporate partners (including Carbon Leapfrog).


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