ESD at the Rooftop Solar Conference 2024

On 14th June we were proud to speak at the inaugural Rooftop Solar Conference 2024. Organised by The Centre for the South, the conference explored the vital role rooftop solar energy plays in achieving net zero, tackling the climate crisis and protecting the landscapes and green spaces of Hampshire. Ollie Pendred from Community Energy South introduced Community Energy and Energise South Downs Director, Catriona Cockburn followed to present how Energise South Downs are engaging communities through our Future Energy Landscapes workshops.

Key points from the Conference

  • Government targets must be re-evaluated in order to maximise land resources and protect the countryside
  • We must consider all potential opportunities for rooftop solar, including projects of different sizes and the role of community energy initiatives, to be successful
  • A rooftop solar map, created by The University of Southampton, Energy & Climate Team could help guide investment and decision-making in Hampshire

You can read the full write up of the event from CPRE here.

CPRE The countryside charity are also running a petition to persuade the government to deliver solar panels on rooftops across the country. You can sign their petition calling for an ambitious national target for rooftop solar here.

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