GUCE needs more juice: Kings Langley community energy scheme is looking out for new projects

The Barn at Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley, now has 66 solar'panels installed thanks to the Grand Union Community Energy group.
The Barn at Rudolf Steiner School, Kings Langley, now has 66 solar'panels installed thanks to the Grand Union Community Energy group.

A community-run renewable energy scheme is on the look-out for new projects to help reduce Kings Langley’s carbon footprint.

The Grand Union Community Energy project has celebrated the success of its inaugral project at Rudolf Steiner School, funded by private investment from people in and around the village and the school community, and returning 6 per cent a year to all investors.

GUCE’s chair of directors Andrew Levy said: “We have got a winning formula – winning for the host building, winning for the environment, winning for the local community and winning for the investors – and now we have proven it, we are looking to put it to good use on other public buildings in our area.”

If you know of a public building that could benefit from solar panels through the project, email GUCE at guceltd@gmail.com so that an assessment can be made.

You can meet with members and investors in the scheme between 10am and 11.30am on Saturday at Rudolf Steiner School, where 184 solar panels have already been installed thanks to the programme.