Community Solar Buying Scheme

If you live in Chippenham or surrounding areas, our Community Solar PV Buying Scheme aims to make it easier and cheaper for you to get solar panels installed on your home. We’ve vetted solar suppliers and agreed a group buy discount for Chippenham and surrounding residents

Find out more about community solar

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Thermal Camera Free Hire Scheme

If you live in Chippenham you can borrow one of our free thermal cameras to find out how energy efficient your home is

Find out more about thermal camera hire

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Energy Efficiency

Tackling the Climate emergency and ending the suffering caused by cold homes go hand in hand. Our new Energy Efficiency project will provide information and case studies on energy saving measures and sign post help and advice for Chippenham residents.

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LED Light bulb

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Community Engagement

To raise awareness and help people understand what they can do, we have a programme of community engagement activities, teaming up with local schools, and exhibiting at events such as school fetes.

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Monkton Park school fete

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Air Quality

Air quality is a major concern nationally and in Chippenham we are no exception. Air quality is a health and climate emergency which is why we have fundraised to support two projects to tackle this. Both projects involve collection of data and highlighting the dangers to tackle this in the community. We are looking for volunteers to help us restart this project post pandemic.

Find out more about Air Quality

In the meantime we have a beta live Air Quality dashboard created using low cost citizen science equipment. The dashboard opens in a new window.

Visit our Beta Environmental Dashboard

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Zero Waste

Our new Zero Waste group explores how Chippenham residents can reduce waste and keep materials in circulation from composting to uniform swaps.

Find out more about Zero Waste Chippenham
Green Johanna Food Composter

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Tree Planting

This project involves local farmers and landowners collaborating with Zero Chippenham to enable trees to be planted on less productive or unproductive areas of land.

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So how can we reduce Chippenham’s carbon footprint to net zero?

We are working to decarbonise Chippenham through Power, Heating and Energy efficiency, Transport, Land use,  Air Quality, and Zero Waste. Here are some of our achievements so far…

Community Solar Panel Scheme with over 50 domestic installations in Chippenham and surrounding villages

Thousands of trees planted in Chippenham and in partnership with surrounding land owners resulting in a Civic Society Award

North Wilts Sustainability day 2018

Organising the first sustainability conference in Chippenham attracting leading international authors, an MEP, and delegates from across North Wiltshire

Introducing a free Thermal Camera loan scheme for Chippenham residents to assess the energy efficiency and heat loss of housing.

If you want to build a flotilla of ships you don’t sit around and talk about the carpentry. You set the saws ablaze with visions of exploring distant shores – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Latest News and Case Studies

Can I charge my car with solar power?

So you have solar panels on your roof and you’re thinking of buying an electric [...]

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We now have Four Infra red Thermal Cameras and Retrofit guides free to loan!

Thank you to Chippenham Town Council’s Community Donations Committee for agreeing to fund two new [...]

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Can Single Room heat recovery and ventilation fix damp, condensation, and mould?

Our house is a 1930s built semi-detached on Langley Road, Chippenham. It has three bedrooms [...]

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Installing and living with an AC Battery

With the government announcing that VAT will be zero rated from February on retrofitted household [...]

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Living with an Air Source Heat Pump

Zero Chippenham member James Bradbury talks about his experience of installing and living with an [...]

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Chimney Sheep – a low cost way to stop Chimney Draughts

Like many Chippenham residents our house on Langley Road was built in the 1930s and [...]

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After Black Friday came Green Saturday: a ‘waste less’ day in and around Chippenham

After the shopping frenzy of Black Friday came Green Saturday. Saturday 25 November 2023 was [...]

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Fifty Solar Installations Completed by our Community Solar PV Scheme!

We’re delighted to have passed the milestone of 50 completed Solar installations from our Community [...]

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Where to find financial help with heating and insulation in Chippenham?

Finding help and funding for energy efficiency can often be bewildering. There is a lot [...]

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101 Energy Saving Tips – Centre for Sustainable Energy

101 Energy Saving Tips The following hints and tips were kindly presented by Jo Hillier [...]

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Halloween: scary amounts of single-use plastic destined for landfill

The shops are currently full of single-use items for Halloween, aimed at children.  The image [...]

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Can I install solar on a listed building in Chippenham Conservation Area?

So the question is – Can I install Solar Panels on a listed building in [...]

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Zero Chippenham meeting 7-30pm Tues 3rd October Business Cyber Centre

Our next Zero Chippenham meeting is in person, 7-30pm Tuesday 3rd October, at The Business [...]

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Zero Chippenham Solar Scheme Case Study

Zero Chippenham member Kerry tells us about her experience of a solar installation through the [...]

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Sheldon Road Methodist Church Solar Installation Case study

A case study of the Zero Chippenham Community Solar scheme solar installation on Sheldon Road [...]

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Zero Chippenham Solar Installation Case Study

A Solar Installation case study from one of our applicants in their own words…   [...]

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Beta Environmental Dashboard launched

As part of our aim to monitor and improve Air Quality in Chippenham we’ve launched [...]

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Tiny Forest Carbon Measuring 16-24 September 2023

It’s Carbon Measuring week 16-24 September at the Tiny Forest, Monkton Park, Chippenham. We need [...]

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Coming Soon… Zero North Wiltshire

Zero North Wiltshire is a new Community Benefit Society established for larger scale community energy projects and distribution of the benefits to community sustainability projects. It will work closely with Bath and West Community Energy for expertise in community energy projects. It is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Registration Number: 9049.

A launch share offer is coming soon…

Find out more about Zero North Wiltshire

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Further information on Sustainability

Here are some informative posts on Climate Change, Ocean acidification, Sustainability and Economics…

How do we build Zero Carbon?

For almost all of us we rarely have the opportunity to change the fabric of [...]

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Life Below Water – Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is often referred to as the evil twin of Climate change. But what [...]

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Life Below Water – Plastic Pollution

United Nations Sustainability goal 14 looks at life below the water (1). The UN goals [...]

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What is Climate Change?

“[The unchecked burning of fossil fuels] would have a sort of greenhouse effect”, and “The [...]

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What is Sustainability?

Right now, we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale. Our greatest threat in [...]

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The Circular Economy

So what is GDP and how did it become so important? Gross Domestic Product or [...]

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Want to get Involved?

We are a voluntary group that aims to meet once a month in Chippenham, sometimes in person, sometimes via Zoom. We usually meet the last Thursday every month. 

We are particularly interested in people with the skills to be a treasurer or take on projects for Air Quality and Electric Vehicles. 

Get involved with Zero Chippenham

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