Exeter Community Energy has been awarded £19,660 to repeat its success with community-owned solar energy by delivering a renewable heat project in Devon. The money will be used to replicate the handful of other community heat projects in the country; will be the first in the south west; and possibly the last Urban Community Energy Fund opportunity as a result of the government’s changing priorities. Exeter Community Energy will be investigating different heat technologies for community buildings including schools and public sector buildings. Sites will benefit from savings on their heating bills, reduced carbon emissions and greater fuel security. Exeter Community Energy will also be running events for the community to explain what renewable heat can offer and gather feedback on people’s interests.