SHARE Community Energy Group

South Hill Association for Renewable Energy (SHARE)

SHARE bannerThis popular group, started in 2014 and incorporated as a Community Benefit Society in June 2015, is dedicated to supporting sustainability and renewable energy in the Parish of South Hill and beyond.

Read our latest flyer here…


News Feed:

What is YOUR Carbon Footprint?

On Monday 25th January, SHARE members attended a Zoom talk on Community Energy Schemes by Dr Tim Jones of CEP.  Despite a few IT difficulties, the event was very well organised and interesting. The talk, hosted by St Cleer Outdoor and Environmental group, ranged far and wide over the relative benefits and costs of non-fossil-fuel […]Read More »

SHARE Hydro - Three Steps Forward and One Step Back

Rain stops play on SHARE hydro project… but only for a while If you even glanced out of the window in mid-December, you may have noticed the rain…lots and lots of it. So even though SHARE are pushing full tilt to getting the hydro project monitoring, we have to recognise that the extreme downpours and […]Read More »

SHARE Dippers and Waders!

No, not an ornithological sighting for the twitchers; rather a working party of wellies and waders to install the weir for SHARE’s hydro feasibility study. The story so far: thanks to everyone’s generosity, we managed to raise all the funds necessary to get construction under way. Some of this started in isolation, but now we’re […]Read More »

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Our Mission:

“Powering renewable energy into a secure and sustainable future for all”

Our last year in review- read all about it here

NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

Membership Application Form
for those who live, work or own property in South Hill Parish

Associate Membership Application Form
for others who support our Mission, Vision and Aims

A Guide to Saving Energy in the Home

Guide to Saving EnergyOpen your copy here…

Produced in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, this booklet has been delivered to every household in South Hill Parish.

Just click on the picture or the link to download the booklet as a pdf (3.18MB).

Data Protection

Visit our Membership page to read our Rules and other information

Contact:
Astrid Fischer
(Company Secretary)
phone 383620

or email:
share@south-hill.co.uk


Recycling for Charity project  http://www.south-hill.co.uk/charity-recycling

energySHARE movie

energySHARE movie

As a prelude to our 2015 energyshare funding application, we made a short video (above) to attract votes on Crowdfunder. We got 158 supporters, beating the competition for “Pot 1” funding.


Help & Information

As seen at our Slow Cooker workshop, May 2016:

Guide to Saving Energy

Click to view Energy Saving Presentation

Click to view Energy Fit Kitchens Presentation

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How it all started…

It all began when representatives of Community Energy Plus came to chat to us about projects currently active in Cornwall.  Community Energy Plus is an “award-winning social enterprise that provides complete energy answers to help householders in Cornwall enjoy warmer, energy efficient homes as part of a more sustainable future” (direct quote from their website). They are funded by a number of organisations including Cornwall Council, NHS Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, the Department for Energy and Climate Change, and with money from the Big Lottery Fund.

As a result, a number of meetings followed, and a group of about 25 individuals emerged with an interest in forming a proper association.  In November 2014 we obtained funding from energyshare.  This money (£10,000) has been used to work out and implement a proper structure for SHARE, to pay for feasibility studies for possible renewable energy projects in the Parish, and to initiate our first major project.