Community Energy at the crossroads

Last week was the AGM of Norwich Community Solar. I presented on the current position of community energy and how to address barriers in a market where support has been removed, and export prices were collapsing. I also talked about the early stage impacts of COVID-19. The presentation is attached.

The overall tone is one step back but two steps forward albeit in a year or two. How we support community groups in the meantime and keep momentum going is, alas, anyone’s guess. One thing is clear: the Smart Export Guarantee helps no-one.