Energy Alton

Community group Energy Alton (EA) has been in operation for ten years, and aims to help people reduce energy costs, increase comfort and well-being, reduce fossil fuels and promote renewables.  Energy Alton has previously run a high street advice centre, offered free loft insulation and installed 10 kws of solar PV on the roof of Alton library.

Energy Alton offers

  • Free home energy surveys and advice
  • Energy surveys of public buildings – three completed including the Friends Meeting House, the Community Centre and the middle of Alton Maltings
  • Free thermal imaging
  • An advice line and information sheets on our website
  • Periodic home energy open days – most recently on 19th October 2019
  • Evening meetings with expert speakers
  • EA stalls at markets and community events including the electric vehicle display at the Alton Classic Car Rally, held for the past 3 years

We need more volunteer help. Training can be given, it’s very rewarding – not glamorous but essential.

For the future Energy Alton would like to promote renewable energy more, for example:

  • Solar PV on commercial properties
  • Lobbying to build renewables into new buildings
  • Start a community energy enterprise
    • A co-op that can enter contracts with energy suppliers and users
    • Raise funds through public subscription
    • Use profits for seed money for new schemes

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