Our vision is a society in which there is equality of access to secure and ecologically sound energy resources for all

Our mission is to contribute to a resilient and just energy transition by spreading energy literacy and practical energy skills, and increasing awareness of the need to fairly reduce energy consumption in global north countries to deal with climate change and resource availability.

We work with communities, organisations and individuals to open up renewable energy to all - using fun, practical learning to spread knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in the future of energy.

Our DIY, open-source, open-minded ethic means everyone is invited. Please get in touch if you have any questions or queries.

The people


Dan Quiggin - director

Dan's background is in physics, in which he holds a masters degree, and energy system modelling - the subject of his PhD. Dan began running DIY solar workshops in Bristol in 2011, which formed the basis for Demand Energy Equality's incorporation in 2012. When not working to engage and educate around energy futures Dan may well be found in the pub thinking about ways to improve how we do so.


Ian Westmoreland - projects manager & director

Ian has a background in engineering, and has been tinkering with DIY renewables for around ten years now. After designing the energy system at Grow Heathrow, he got involved with DEE to help deliver the Intro to Off Grid workshops in London, and now coordinates DEE's workshops and projects. Ian also spends his time playing board games and stopping airport expansion.

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Max Wakefield - director

Max became involved in DIY solar workshops in Bristol in late 2011 and became a founding director in autumn 2012. Alongside being a director of Demand Energy Equality Max is lead campaigner at climate charity 10:10. Max has worked in various small scale social enterprises, co-wrote an energy walking tour of central London and is never far from his family's beloved dog.

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