Funded by grant giving trusts and the national lottery, London's first solar powered building was built in 1995 at Homerton Grove Adventure Playground. Grid connected, it generates more solar electricity than it uses and relies on solar thermal for water and space heating. Extensive use of recycled materials all help reduce the embodied energy of this power station building.
We built the building as a four week volunteer training course in November 1995 and finished it using subcontracted labour . We raised £17,000 of sponsored materials and services.