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Energy Garden

Energy Garden’s mission is to enable people to invest in renewable energy generation, greening London’s transportation infrastructure, improving air quality and biodiversity, and empowering communities and young people.

Energy Garden - What They Do

What they do

Energy Garden acquires renewable energy assets, which benefit from a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) or Renewable Obligation Certificates (ROCs) and with the proceeds, set up and run community growing spaces across sites in London. Read more

Financial performance

Energy Garden has identified a potential pipeline of 12.5MW of solar assets, and is anticipating an acquisition price of around £16.5m, based on its estimates.

First interest payment

March 2020

Target return

4% interest per year

Social performance

Energy Garden is a Community Benefit Society and, therefore, offers a social return on investment as well as a financial return. The overall value of Energy Garden is far more than just financial.

  • Key social performance indicator

    • Transforming hundreds of square metres of disused rail lands into community spaces for food production;
    • Establishing the first air quality monitoring programme on TfL’s Overground network;
    • Educating school children;

Governance and people

Who benefits

Energy Garden delivers benefits to London citizens through improved air quality, enhanced biodiversity, better public health, and opportunities for personal development, especially for those who participate in the Energy Garden Internship programme and the Energy Garden School programme.

  • The Energy Garden solar acquisitions (12.5MW) are projected to save an additional 74,219 tonnes of CO2 over the 20-year life of the programme.

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