in partnership with GMCR


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Greater Manchester Community Renewables (GMCR) develops and operates community-owned renewable energy projects across Greater Manchester. We’ve installed solar panels on the roofs of three schools in Salford and a community centre in Partington. Not only does this help the environment, but we also help our partners save money on their energy bills, inspire children to learn about energy and climate change, and fund eco-friendly projects from our surplus profits.

We’re planning to bring solar panels to more schools this year. Keep an eye out for our new share offer!

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Why is GMCR taking part?

GMCR gives ordinary people in Greater Manchester the chance to tackle climate change and help their community at the same time. The Big Clean Community Switch does the same thing. By switching to a clean energy supplier you could save hundreds on your bills as well as helping GMCR fund our project to put solar panels on local schools.

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Cheap and clean

The costs of clean energy have fallen rapidly in recent years. Moving to a tariff that includes 100% renewable electricity doesn’t mean bigger bills – in fact, most people will save money by switching.

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What is clean energy?

‘Clean energy’ means power generated from the elements – sun, wind, water (rivers, tides or wave power) and biofuels (gas released by rotting food and agricultural waste). Unlike dirty electricity generated by burning fossil fuels (oil, coal and gas), clean energy has little impact in terms of climate change and air pollution.

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How do clean tariffs work?

Picture the National Grid like a bucket full of water.* When you’re on a renewable tariff, your supplier promises to match the amount you take out of the bucket by putting the same amount of clean water in. The more clean water that goes into the bucket (and the less dirty water), the cleaner the bucket, and therefore the Grid, gets.
* In reality of course, water and electricity shouldn’t mix!
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Even better...

Whenever you change supplier through a website like Big Clean Switch, your new energy company pays the website a commission. This doesn’t affect the price of the tariffs we offer, which are the same price as they are on suppliers’ own websites, and Big Clean Switch uses the income to fund its campaign.

GMCR will get around 25% of this money, which help bring solar panels to more schools in Greater Manchester.

About the Big Clean Community Switch

The Big Clean Community Switch is delivered by Big Clean Switch in partnership with Project Dirt. For more information about the scheme, click here.

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