Marshes Centre now powered by solar
Hackney Marshes Centre is now powered by solar energy - after it became the latest Council building to benefit from new solar panels from Hackney Light and Power, the Council’s energy services arm.
The panels are projected to produce nearly 80 kilowatts of solar power, as part of an ambition for Hackney Light and Power to generate one megawatt of energy in 2023..
Five other Council buildings have already benefited from HLP panels, with Concorde, Gascoyne, Wrens Park and Webb Estate Community Centres, Rose Lipman Building and Queensbridge Community Sports Centre next in line for clean power this year.
It was great to get on the roof at Hackney Marshes Centre - the home of grassroots football - and see how, even on a cloudy day, clean energy is being generated for key Council buildings.
The new panels on the Marshes Centre are part of our ambitions to build a greener, healthier Hackney - with clean, local energy helping to cut bills, increase our resilience and reduce the borough’s impact on climate change.
This project is part of Hackney Light and Power’s ambitious borough wide solar programme to generate more clean energy locally - both as a Council and in partnership with the community.
It sits within our Hackney Climate Action Plan, which sets out how residents, businesses, organisations and the Council can work together to help Hackney reach net zero.
To find out more about Hackney Light and Power’s solar programme, visit its website: https://hackney.gov.uk/hackney-light-and-power