A community energy scheme is one step closer to offering public buildings in Oldham cheap, clean energy after Renewable Energy 4 Business was selected to fit almost 2,000 solar panels to a number of council-owned community buildings and schools in the area. Oldham Community Power (OCP) was formed to fund the installation of the panels via a community share offer. Residents will be able to buy shares in solar systems planned for around 14 public buildings when the offer is launched in the next few weeks. OCP is seeking to raise up to £750,000 to fund the scheme, which is almost exclusively targeting buildings with high energy usage. These will enter into discounted power purchase agreements with the group in exchange for low cost, green energy.