In Autumn, people building locally owned wind, sun and water power were ambushed by a sneaky government cut, giving them just weeks to raise the funds they need.

Everyone teamed up to help them beat the clock. Loads of people donated via this site, and those with more spare cash invested directly in the projects. 

In just a few weeks, the British public poured nearly £15m* into community energy. 24 projects raised enough money to go ahead.

*This wasn't all down to us! The projects themselves worked their socks off to raise money, and lots of other people helped them out.

Feel the love

Lots of people had words of support and encouragement for the projects they helped. Here's a selection.