A few weeks ago the UniSolar team headed up to the roofs of SOAS and Senate House together with solar installers Joju. We took this rare adventure on the university roofs to work out some of the plans and feasibility of expanding our project onto them in the future.
UniSolar will use the £19,935 provided by UCEF to kickstart our inaugural project, Solar SOAS. We can now pay a solar installer to perform some detailed feasibility studies to find out what the solar capacity of the roofs are. We will also carry out planning permission due dilligence, as well as sub-contract project management support and legal support. These will help us develop robust financial models, determine suitable methods to crowd-fund and make sure we're covering all legal bases too.
What is Solar SOAS?
In September 2014, SOAS students in the SOAS Energy and Climate Justice Society (ECJS) decided that we wanted to help the transition to renewable energy in the UK. The idea of an on-campus project to engage the whole SOAS community was born, and 'Solar SOAS' started to take shape.