Calleva Community Energy is a not-for-profit community benefit society and abides by the co-operative values and principles that are embedded in our Society Rules. We invest in the capital development of the renewable energy projects we own. We raise funds through a combination of community share ownership, and social fund investment - for example through Big Issue Invest.
We sell our greener, cheaper energy directly to the occupiers of the buildings that house our solar PV.
We are proactively looking at matching our solar farm generation with the consumption of our immediate local communities so that the people closest to the projects can take advantage of the benefits of the energy we generate.
We invest part of our surplus to improve energy efficiency within the buildings of our property partners - helping them cut costs and carbon emissions.
We also invest in our immediate local community in renewable energy projects and energy efficiency. Our projects are designed to help cut energy use, cut energy costs and cut carbon emissions.
Tony joined the Calleva Community Energy Board in 2017. He has worked in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency for over twenty years. This has partly been on behalf of the government, where he has accelerated various green technologies with the removal of barriers and through promoting technical development.
As part of a renewable development team, he has successfully brought three small wind turbines forward and they are now operational. He has also worked within start-up companies within this field, has two patents pending and continues to support young engineers as they develop new ideas.
Jane joined the Board in November 2013 after years of working with a diverse range of start-up and medium sized businesses in the field of co-operative and community business development. She has been instrumental in providing the Society with a sound basis from which to develop and continues to manage the Society on a day to day basis.
Jane is also a founding member of Wolverton Community Energy and the Milton Keynes Community Energy Hub. Her early career was in marketing, strategy and business development honed with companies such as HJ Heinz and Seagram at international Director level.
A pioneer of the UK renewables industry, Mo began his career as an electrician and was installing solar PV 10 years before founding Sasie Limited in 2006. Sasie was the first UK company to be accredited in four different renewable energy technologies and has since installed renewable systems on eco homes in BRE’s Innovation Park as well as Nottingham City Hospital.
Mo remains a great advocate of professional training and development and has recently created a number of apprenticeships. He has also served on the Board of the UK’s Solar Trade Association.
Jo joined Calleva Community Energy as a Director in 2015 as an active member of the community in Tadley, Hampshire. She was elected as a Councillor for Tadley Town Council in 1983 and has been re-elected at every election since then. She has been both Chairman and Vice Chairman on a number of occasions. For five years of this time she also served on Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council where she was group leader for the Liberal Democrats (1995-1998) who were then running the council.
Jo is a school governor and serves on Barlow’s Park Management Association running the community football ground. She is a Trustee on the Boards of Tadley Citizens Advice and the Turbary Allotment Charity.
With a BSc in Zoology, Jo has always been passionate about the environment and has led a number of campaigns in the town to encourage action on green issues. From 2002 until 2020 she worked for the Environment Agency, which fitted in well with her longstanding interest in environmental issues. There she was a specialist in communications and engagement being involved in the delivery of many large projects. Previously she has had a varied career including with the Automobile Association in insurance and a housing association.