Community Renewable Project Progress in Hope Valley

Over the last year, Hope Valley Renewables has been exploring community energy opportunities in the Hope Valley. Working with Sheffield Renewables, the group has now reached agreement with Hope Valley College to explore the possibility of installing a solar array on their roof, to generate electricity to be used at the College (as well as providing a teaching resource). It is hoped that, subject to certain technical and structural requirements being met, this will be registered before the end of March and installed in the early summer.
Anyone who is interested in investing in this project, which is anticipated to generate 2-3% return for investors over 20 years as well as paying into a community benefit fund, can register their interest in advance by contacting Jeremy Wight at
Further information can be found on the Sheffield Renewables website.