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Various organisations offer help in setting up community led renewable schemes, including Sharenergy, based in Shrewsbury.  


Chase Community Solar

Innovative community energy scheme putting PV on social housing.

Cleobury Country Environment Forum

Active projects in the area

Cleobury Mortimer
01299 270562


They are an environmental consultancy based in Shropshire, working on projects all over the UK.

Their speciality is providing guidance on environmental issues surrounding more technically demanding projects in the waste and renewable energy sectors.

Hilley Farm
nr Nescliffe
01743 343403

EcoGen Projects Ltd

Help communities develop wind projects – office in Shrewsbury.

0845 345 7731

Marches Renewable Energy (MaRE)

Grants available for businesses, NGOs, charities etc (not domestic) for renewable schemes. Up to 50%, maximum 200kW peak 

Neen sollars community hydro

An up and running 12.5kW community hydro scheme


Sharenergy is a Shrewsbury-based not-for-profit co-operative which helps to set up renewable energy co-operatives in the Marches and across the UK. Sharenergy has provided advice and support to Shropshire co-operatives such as Neen Sollars Community Hydro, Crida Wind Co-operative, Ludford Hydro Co-operative and others. For details of how to join an existing co-op or set up a new one see:


01743 835242

Shropshire and Telford Community Energy (STCE)

STCE is being set up to develop and run Community Energy projects in Shropshire and Telford. Sharenergy are supporting the setting up of STCE but once operational it will be an independent operation.

c/o Sharenergy, The Pump House,
Coton Hill
0780 5757 250