Edison Energy and UrbanWind have teamed up to support community group Urban Roots’ green projects across Glasgow, by providing free PV panels for Toryglen Community Base.
Funded by both companies, the 16 panels were installed on August 05 at Urban Roots’ HQ on Prospecthill Circus in the Scottish city.
Urban Roots are committed to working in local communities to improve the environment and health of residents in the area. Projects include transforming derelict sites into community gardens producing fruit and vegetables, and introducing residents to beekeeping.
The panels will help Urban Roots reduce its electricity bills, freeing up cash to be invested in local projects.
Christopher Croal, information and communications officer at Urban Roots, said: “We are delighted to be able to link with Edison Energy and UrbanWind. Thanks to their generous donation we, along with our partners at Toryglen Community Base, will be able to drastically reduce energy costs allowing funds to be spent in more important areas.”
Paul McCullagh, CEO of UrbanWind, said: “As a team at both Edison Energy and UrbanWind, we are passionate about sustainability, whether this is through the renewable energy solutions we provide or the fantastic efforts of community groups like Urban Roots.
“We are only too happy to support Urban Roots, who do some fantastic work in educating local people about the need for everyone to play a role in combatting climate change.”