Fracking village’s solar push hits crowdfunding target
Balcombe, the Sussex village that has been at the centre of controversial fracking plans, has raised over £50,000 to install solar on two local primary schools.
REPOWERBalcombe was set up by residents of Balcombe in concert with the carbon cutting campaign, 10:10, in response to Cuadrilla’s exploration of fracking sites in the area. REPOWERBalcombe is aiming to install enough solar capacity in order to cover the entire demand of the village.
Commenting on the fundraising success, Cecily Spelling, project manager for Solar Schools, run by 10:10, said: “Schools can benefit hugely from installing solar on their roofs. Not only does it boost their budget, cut carbon and bring climate change into the classroom in a new exciting way, it is also the perfect opportunity to bring the community together around clean, renewable energy.”