Energise Barnsley

Energise Barnsley is looking to raise £1.2 million to finance the purchase of 2MW of rooftop solar installations on social housing and community buildings across Barnsley.

Energise Barnsley - What They Do

What they do

Energise Barnsley has been set up to deliver community-owned renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy supply projects. Their current project will be installing sollar assets on community rooftops, such as schools and sheltered housing, with pre-registered community Feed In Tariff rates. Read more

Financial performance

Energise Barnsley's are seeking £1.2 million through this bond offer to finance the purchase of 2MW of rooftop solar installations across Barnsley.


First interest payment

October 2017

Forecast return

5%

paid annually

Social performance

Over 18,0000 tonnes of CO2 are forecast to be saved over the project lifetime, with CO2 continued to be saved after this time as the panels are still operational.


  • Over £10,496

    Key social performance indicator

    Over £10,496

    collective savings from tenants on electricity

Governance and people

  • Wendy Lowder

    Wendy Lowder

    Acting Director of Communities, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

  • James Mansfield

    James Mansfield

    Director Energise Barnsley & Director Gen Community Ventures

Who benefits

Energise Barnsley is a rooftop solar PV community energy project, with Bernseslai Homes tenants, community groups, and residents of Barnsley at the heart of the project.


  • Berneslai Homes residents who have received the solar PV installation are benefitting from lower electricity bills by using the free electricity, when the solar panels are in operation.

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