The Hesters Way Partnership has invested in a new solar energy project on the roof of the Community Resource Centre with the support of a Target 2030 grant from Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA).

Target 2030 is a business energy efficiency project that aims to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to achieve a change in their energy consumption, putting them on a more sustainable footing for the future.

The service is funded through the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by Severn Wye Energy Agency, a sustainability charity with 20 years of experience supporting local businesses.

The programme is an extension of the Target 2020 scheme (2017-2020), which part funded a LED lighting scheme at the centre and offered 30% of the cost of purchase and installation subject to meeting a minimum carbon saving.

The new 188 panel scheme was designed, supplied and installed by MyPower, a highly experienced Gloucestershire based company. The  system will help HWP  secure our energy, future-proof electricity costs and reduce the carbon footprint.

The system will supply green energy for tenants at the centres and the income will support local community projects.