Support a fair deal for solar
If you’re a fan of solar power, nine out of ten Brits are on your side. If you want your own panels, two thirds are with you.
But over the last few years the government has removed support for solar wherever it can.
In the autumn, the government announced plans to end payments for surplus power for new solar homes. Thousands of people joined our campaign to stop the daylight robbery.
After more than 7,000 wrote to your MP demanding fair treatment for solar, and 60 joined our stunt outside parliament, the government has been forced to publish a policy that would replace the export tariff. They are now consulting the public on this idea.
We’re asking the government for more info on these issues, so watch this space for info about what you can do.
About the campaign
We’re fighting for a fair deal for solar. Read more about the campaign.
If you think grey skies, drizzle and early starts can stop us, you’d be mistaken.
The government wants to stop people being paid for the surplus energy their solar panels produce. It’ll be donated to an energy company instead. Read more about our campaign to put that right.
Solar power is older than you might think...
10:10 and Imperial College London have invented a clever bit of tech that means you can plug solar panels directly into the railway to power trains.
In 2012, Bradford Cathedral entered the history books as the first UK cathedral with a solar roof.
In Nottingham, the world's largest biogas bus fleet is hitting the road, and Sweden's largest pension fund is divesting from companies violating the Paris Agreement.
For some elderly council tenants in Cannock Chase, there's a regular choice between heating and eating. The answer, that reduced bills by £150, was solar.
"Community energy has brought training opportunities to young people in Hackney. People across the borough have been inspired by the project, and have started plans to make it happen on their estates too.”
“Electric trains are already the greenest form of public transport – this solar roof gives our passengers an even more sustainable journey.” Plus, Blackfriars bridge looks mega cool.
“There was a woman who told me that thanks to the solar panels she could now buy Christmas presents for her kids."
24 hour ping pong, a purple garden party and match funding all donations to our solar fundraiser. If ever there was a weekend to give some solar, this is it!
Camden, north London, has a brand new mural commemorating Prince's solar philanthropy.
How 10:10’s old solar panels are helping refugees in Greece keep in touch with loved ones and stay connected to the world.
One was an award winning social enterprise tackling climate change in Oxfordshire. The other was a local company with the highest percentage of electric-hybrids in a UK bus fleet...
Hospitals need lots of energy for the important work of making people better. For these hospitals, clean power is the answer.
If only the government would let them...
Introducing the farm that got solar and didn't stop there but used the revenue raised from the Feed-in- Tariff to fund local projects for education and sustainability.
Government policy changes may have put a spanner in the works for our community solar project in Manchester, but there's (sun)rays of hope shining through.
Whether it's powering our screens or scanning the stars, solar is doing some pretty amazing things.
Solar might seem at home on our rooftops, but those panels are popping up everywhere!
Lymm community energy have installed 265 solar panels on local schools.
Introducing Look Up: a fun, free phone app that lets you find the best places to put solar panels in your local area.
Schools out for summer, and for most that means six weeks of sandcastles and sports. And, for some schools around the UK, it also means solar panels.
We love solar farms. Not convinced? Take a look at this one, in Balcombe, to see why it's so awesome.
Turns out some of our furry friends are super in to the transition to a lower-carbon world.
We're telling the story of four unstoppable people taking action to tackle climate change, however they can.
When fracking drills rolled into town, Balcombe was forced to face the question we manage to avoid: where is our energy going to come from. Three years later, the community have got together with one answer.