Press and publicity

Our press releases

Here are our press releases:

Date Title
12 October 2012 Repowering South London unveils second inner city co-operatively owned solar PV system in Brixton, Lambeth
31 October 2012 Brixton’s second solar energy project powers up on October 31st – be there!

Brixton Energy in the news

Brixton Energy is an exciting project and we have been getting a lot of press and media attention. Here are some of the highlights:

 

TV and radio

Un proyecto latinoamericano para el sur de Londres
Al Jazeera We were part of Al Jazeera’s excellent Earthrise program alongside some other exciting Brixton projects (we are featured at: 19:20)
ITV News We featured on ITV news when the solar panels were being installed on Elmore house
ITV News BBC Dragons’ Den star Deborah Meaden used our project as the backdrop to promote the Clean British Energy (CBE) campaign with Friends of the Earth. You can support Brixton Energy by switching to Good Energy.
We were recently featured on China Central Television (CCTV). Their report features great footage of the panels being installed.
BBC Radio London BBC Radio London interviewed us on the breakfast show (Sadly no longer available online.)

Awards

Brixton Energy Solar 1 has been awarded as the Sustainable Housing finance initiative of the year on 19th October 2012.
KPMG infrastructure 100 Brixton Energy has also been selected by KPMG as one of the most innovative urban infrastructure projects globally in the Urban Energy Infrastructure sector, and is featured in the recently launched Infrastructure 100: World Cities Edition. There are only seven projects from the UK and Brixton Energy is one of them.

Magazines and Websites

Sustainable housing finance initiative of the year
Prize shines light on Solar energy project
Brixton Energy solar power scheme scoops national award
How we’re repowering south London
Solar Energy Project in Brixton Scoops Award
Community energy cooperatives take on the ‘Big Six’
Solar Power to the people
All systems go for Brixton Energy II
It’s ethical investment week
Local Energy, local people, local money
50 months: ‘Our best way forward is for communities to build local resilience’
Co-op rolls out PV plans across south London
Brixton Energy 2 will see more solar panels on Brixton estate rooftops
Brixton solar panel project to expand
Solar so good. Estate needs investors for green electricity
The Ecologist magazine How solar power came to a Brixton council estate
The Huffington Post The sun is shining on Brixton
Move your money Move Your Money Into Community Energy
NEF Help repower South London
Inside Housing London co-op issues shares to fund PV
Brixton Blog Future is bright for pioneering Brixton Energy scheme
Solar power portal UK’s first inner city solar project is switched on