Setting up Community Energy Projects at Universities (Exchange Webinar)

Date: First Broadcast Date 18 September 2017 12:00 - 13:00

Venue: Webinar via ZOOM

This will be a great way to hear first-hand about the successful Solar SOAS project, the first community energy project at a university set up by students across the UK. This saw 114 solar panels installed on the roof of SOAS, all owned & managed by students. Universities are an untapped resource for community energy projects, and these provide a great opportunity for students to take direct action towards realizing our clean energy future.

Why should I attend?
To speak directly & hear from one of the co-founders of Solar SOAS, and to hear about challenges in setting up your own project & how to overcome them

Who is this webinar for?
Students & staff at universities interested in exploring the concept & possibility of community energy projects

What key learning outcomes will I take away from this webinar?
Making the first steps towards starting your own project

Agenda:
12:00-12:15 Introduction – what is community energy, why is it important & how does it fit into the broader national picture
12:15-12:30 Solar SOAS story & how we came to be
12:30-12:45 Discussion of the steps involved for starting your own project & potential pitfalls
12:45-13:00 Q&A

Speaker:
Hannah Short, UniSolar Co-Director, SOAS
Hannah is one of the co-founders of Solar SOAS, and a co-director of UniSolar, a registered community benefit society that supports community energy projects at universities across the UK. She works for the SOAS Students’ Union, was formerly SU environment co-officer, and she sits on the NUS Sustainability Advisory board. Hannah is also part of the 350.org nation-wide Divest Parliament campaign working to get the parliamentary pension fund divested out of fossil fuels, and last - but certainly not least - she is a big JC fan. 
 

Setting up Community Energy Projects at Universities!

Event Terms

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