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Salford community project fights fracking with solar power

A community-led renewable energy project launched in Cadishead on 17 May with a “DIY solar panel making” workshop, Mancunian Matters has reported.

Moss Community Energy was created by local residents in response to drilling by fracking firm iGas during the winter of 2013/14.

It aims to take action against climate change, offering local people more direct ownership of their energy.

After a pilot site at Moss Lane Farm, the group hopes to build further installations on buildings in the area and reduce dependency on exploitative energy companies.

Membership of Moss Community Energy is open to people throughout Salford and installations will be funded through a community share system, where local people will be invited to invest in the society.

Income raised through the electricity will fund local community projects tackling fuel poverty, energy efficiency and environmental education, and to pay dividends to shareholders over a 20-year investment period.

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