Community Energy

Our aim is to help Fordingbridge towards net zero:

  • by conserving energy and using it more efficiently
  • looking at renewable energy generation projects to benefit our community

Energy Conservation - helping our community save energy

There are many changes we can make to our daily lives that will reduce our power consumption and carbon footprint.

Check out the following information from the Energy Saving Trust:

Save energy at home

Saving money on energy bills

Heating your home

Low carbon travel

Thermal Imaging Surveys

Fordingbridge Greener Living have hired a thermal imaging camera and are offering Fordingbridge residents the opportunity to have a thermal imaging survey of their home by one of our trained volunteers.

If your house is cold and draughty and you don’t know why, a thermal imaging survey can help find missing insulation and reasons for cold draughts.

For more information and to make a booking contact us on (link at the bottom of the page).

Energy Generation Projects

We are also looking at ways to generate energy locally and sustainably, working towards Fordingbridge becoming net zero.

Community Energy New Forest (CENF) is a newly formed community energy group, funded by New Forest District Council in cooperation with Community Energy South. Their vision is to provide sustainable and renewable energy solutions which positively impact communities in the New Forest.

Fordingbridge Greener Living (FGL) have formed a team working alongside CENF to help deliver community owned energy projects.

Renewable Electricity Generation Projects

For our homes and communities

Solar electricity panels, or photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity. They can be installed on your roof to generate your own renewable electricity. 

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The moving energy of river water can be used to drive a generator which produces electricity. We aim to explore the possibility of this on the Avon.

These are currently the best option to reduce carbon emissions to heat your home. They can be powered by solar panels on the roof.

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