About this group
We are a group of people concerned about climate change and the energy crisis who are reducing Otley's carbon footprint and helping villagers save money on their energy bills. We have provided free insulation for over 60 homes, solar PV through a bulk-buy scheme and we have planted trees and a hedge row.
Harnessing the natural power of the wind to kick start a chain of sustainable energy initiatives in the village. It’s the first step to a cleaner, greener future.
We now want to install a community wind turbine and use the renewable energy payments to fund further green projects - the first being the provision of solar panels for Otley Primary School and Play Group.
This shows the beauty of this project it just carries on growing for the good of the community - the school benefits from free, green electricity and is able to share a new revenue scheme with the Play Group from the solar PV payments
A Parish Council run survey of villagers showed overwhelming support for this project with 68% in favour and another 6% unconcerned.
1. We have been offered a substantial amount of money to cover the cost of moving the turbine site to ensure we get planning permission.
2. We have also been offered a interest free loan to fund solar panels for the school as soon as we install the turbine.
Stop Press - We have been given an excellent site by a local farmer and we have applied for planning permission. A pre-planning proposal recieved a positive reaction from the local council
Thank you very, very much for your support
Further information on this project and OtleyGreen can be found on OtleyGreen