Powering people

Engaging with off-grid communities

The Rural Design Centre (RDC), in collaboration with Community Action Northumberland (CAN), investigated a serious issue in Northumberland: there are over 350 households living without access to electricity, and not by choice. RDC’s mission was to understand the challenges faced by these individuals and take steps towards addressing them. To accomplish this, members of the team visited their homes, conducted interviews, and documented their daily struggles. 

Jamie Campbell, of RDC, explains more:

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