Edison Energy and UrbanWind donate solar panels to Glasgow community group

Edison Energy and Urban Roots staff in front of the solar panels
Edison Energy and Urban Roots staff in front of the new solar panels

Glasgow-based renewable energy specialists Edison Energy and UrbanWind have teamed up to support community group, Urban Roots, by providing a free bank of solar panels for their Toryglen Community Base.

Supplied by Edison Energy and funded jointly by the two renewable energy companies, the bank of 16 panels is to be be installed by Edison’s expert engineers on August 5 at Urban Roots’ headquarters on Prospecthill Circus.

Working across the Southside of Glasgow, Urban Roots are committed to working with local people to improve the environment and health of their area. Projects they have undertaken include transforming derelict or disused sites into thriving community gardens, producing fruit, vegetables and herbs for local people.

Christopher Croal, spokesman, Urban Roots, said: “We are delighted to be able to link with Edison Energy and UrbanWind. Thanks to their generous donation we, along with our partners at Toryglen Community Base, will be able to drastically reduce energy costs allowing funds to be spent in more important areas.”

UrbanWind are one of the UK’s leading providers of onshore wind turbines to businesses and private landowners and their expert team have carried out over 550 successful turbine installations across the UK. Earlier in 2015 they were the recipient of a £30 million investment from Zouk Capital LLP, one of the biggest ever investments of its kind in the UK.

Paul McCullagh, Chief Executive, UrbanWind, said: “As a team at both Edison Energy and UrbanWind, we are passionate about sustainability, whether this is through the renewable energy solutions we provide or the fantastic efforts of community groups like Urban Roots.

“Urban Roots’ ethos that we can collectively find solutions for a sustainable future closely matches our own belief that sustainability is both achievable and vitally important. Whether that is through generating clean energy using wind and solar technologies, educating local people on the steps they can take or Urban Roots brilliant community gardens, any steps we can take should be rightly celebrated.”

Glasgow-based Edison Energy are a leading provider of solar PV projects and are committed to helping Britain tackle energy poverty and reduce spiralling energy costs for homeowners and businesses. They work alongside housing associations and construction companies to plan, install and manage solar PV installations that provide sustainable living, as well as an additional source of revenue for landowners.

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