It all began on our bikes!
The founders of SE24 share a common interest in cycling. They form the core of ‘Whoosh’, a Herne Hill cycling group which combines long-distance cycling challenges with charitable fund-raising for community-based causes.
On our training rides through 2013 we found that many of us shared a vision for renewable energy and community energy and in 2014 we decided to pool our resources, skills and investment to set up SE24 (Sustainable Energy for South London) which became a CBS (Community Benefit Society) in 2015.
To encourage and develop locally-owned renewable energy projects, and energy conservation measures, so that we can all reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and put money back into the local community to challenge fuel poverty.
The founding group included an energy market expert, a chartered surveyor, a planning expert, a solar energy professional and investors with experience of investing in small scale and large scale solar energy generation. The board has since been strengthened by the recruitment of additonal Directors and energy sector professionals.
You can read more about the SE24 leadership and support team here.
SE24 has installations at six sites across South London with two more sites in the pipeline for 2021.
SE24 has a track record of successful finance raising beginning with our first projects in 2016.