17 - 18 May 2014
This is Exeter's chance to kick start the future of our local energy market, bringing us together to share ideas and help each other make our homes and our city greener, stronger and more equal.
Please note that this event has now finished.
The Big Community Energy Weekend on 17th and 18th May will include an energy fair and green open homes across Exeter and beyond where households will open their doors to the public. It is hoped that this will coincide with the launch of a community share offer for our first solar project, if agreements about roofs are finalised in time.
Over the weekend people who have made their homes green – anything from producing their own energy to finding simple ways to use less of it – are inviting others to come and see first-hand how to make energy improvements and reduce their bills, inspiring them to take action at home.
On the Saturday Montgomery School, the first "truly" zero carbon school in Europe, will host the energy fair, with suppliers exhibiting their products and energy experts on hand to give advice and run workshops. On the Sunday there will be a tour of the impressive eco-build facilities at Bicton EaRTH near Otterton.
With this range of ideas on show, from big inspirational buildings to practical domestic solutions, we want to make a big splash, putting community energy at the heart of Exeter’s future.
Exeter MP Ben Bradshaw, who will be speaking at the event, said: “I'm delighted to be a part of this exciting project. Community energy gives people the opportunity to take ownership of renewable power and use it to make positive change in their communities. It's exactly what we need in Exeter.”
***Details of homes coming soon***