Energy Group

Energy Group

The Energy Group provides energy saving advice and home surveys, and is available to help anyone who wants to cut their fossil fuel energy consumption.

Home visits

The Energy Group provides energy saving advice and home surveys, and is available to help anyone who wants to cut their fossil fuel energy consumption.

To help us audit heat loss in a building we have the use of:

  • A thermal imaging camera
  • Temperature data loggers which can deliver a detailed history of indoor and outdoor temperatures over several days

This is a free voluntary service, but donations are always welcome.

Community Buildings

St John’s Chapel – During November/December 2019, with the help of council staff, an audit of heat loss and energy usage was carried out for Belper Town Council.  We reported back in January with recommendations for Carbon Footprint reduction.

If you are involved with running a community building and would like help in energy saving, please contact us.

Community Energy

Since the Ambergate Hydro Project was shelved (temporarily, we hope) in 2015, we have nothing as yet to replace it.

Since FIT subsidies were removed in 2019, it’s now a lot harder to put together a business case which would attract either the owner of a potential host site or ethical investors.  The energy market is, however, quite dynamic, and as it becomes ‘smarter’ some opportunities may arise.

Please contact us to discuss ideas for a community energy project.

Off Grid Power

We are at the early stages of designing and building a mobile power generator based on solar PV and batteries mounted on a trailer. The initial objective is to provide off grid power for Belper Goes Green.

Get Involved

Tony Cooper (who leads this group) would like to hear from anyone who’d like to reform the Energy Group so that it can increase its work of helping people to reduce their carbon footprint at the domestic and community level. If there is sufficient interest he will hold a launch meeting to discuss what can be offered and what can be accomplished in 2020.

If you want to join the Energy Group, please contact Tony Cooper at info@transitionbelper.org