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Our first installation begins!

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We are so excited to announce that today, 10th June 2024, DDCE’s first community energy installation begins! The roof of the well-loved Twiggs Stores in Matlock will soon be home to an array of solar panels, which will generate clean electricity to power the store.

Twiggs’ panels are due to generate approximately 50,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is the same as 18 average UK homes*.

A huge thank you to:

  • Richard Tarbatt and the staff at Twiggs, for taking the leap into community energy with us
  • Big Solar Co-operative, for making this dream a reality by designing the installation, raising the funds and dealing with the details
  • the individuals in Derbyshire and beyond, who have invested in this scheme
  • Smart Homes Electrical, for carefully and expertly installing the panels
  • and of course, all the volunteers at Derbyshire Dales Community Energy, who have worked so hard over the past 3 years to bring this project to fruition.

We’ll share our press release and a short video soon. We’ll also be hosting an event to celebrate Twiggs and community energy in Derbyshire – watch this space!

We wish the team all the best for the installation and look forward to seeing the panels in action.

*Reference: (accessed 10/06/2024)