Interns Aisha and Priscilla

Shining stars: Solar energy interns Priscilla (left) and Aisha

Hackney’s first ever solar energy cooperative will install its inaugural photovoltaic panels this summer.

Residents of Homerton’s Banister House estate are working with non-profit groups Repowering London and Hackney Energy on a scheme aimed at generating zero-carbon energy.

Young people are taking part in an internship for the cooperative funded via a grant from Hackney Council.

Repowering London has successfully launched three similar projects in south London but this is the first such scheme in Hackney.

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