Dan Edelstyn & Hilary Powell

Artists and filmmakers Dan and Hilary are tackling both the climate and cost-of-living crises with their project POWER, which began with the pair spending 23 days last winter sleeping on their roof of their home on Lynmouth Road in Walthamstow to help raise money to bulk buy solar panels for the 35 homes on the road that wanted to be involved. The aim is to transform every viable building and street across the country into its own power station by installing renewable energy tech like solar panels and retrofitting insulation. As well as reducing carbon emissions and lowering energy costs for households, the project puts power back into the hands of local communities and uses grassroots collective action to demand change – specifically making renewable energy accessible immediately – on a national scale.