Kingston Community Energy was formed in January 2013 to raise investment from the local community to install solar panels on the roofs of local schools (and other community buildings). It was started by people living in the Royal Borough of Kingston, who are members of Transition Town Kingston. Kingston Community Energy is following a model that has successfully been used elsewhere in the country. All the work on the project to date has been done on a voluntary basis. Details of our current directors and project team are listed below and see our list of partners and supporters.
Liz Darley is a chartered civil engineer, sustainability professional and eco-retrofit project manager. She is currently undertaking her own eco-retrofit of a 1940s house bringing it up to high levels of energy performance. Liz used to run a sustainability consultancy, she has a long track record in delivering cost effective strategies in renewable energy, low carbon housing and low carbon business.
Damon Hart-Davis is a strong advocate of solar PV on all scales as part of a low-carbon energy mix, and has put up several systems including at his own house. Damon works in IT and is also a school governor and spends a lot of his time working on energy issues with a view to tackling climate change.
Peter Mason is a semi-retired civil engineer, currently working as a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Surrey University and as a visiting professor at Greenwich University. He has worked on the energy efficiency of his home principally by adding insulation, PV panels and a heat-pump.
Brian is a chartered chemical engineer, spent the majority of his career with ICI and has a background in plant and project management and design.