Brighton Energy Coop has now raised more than £200,000 in just 3 weeks for our new project, and we’ve now nearly achieved our first funding target.
Thanks to all our new members and those who have extended their existing shareholdings: we couldn’t have done this without you! To join this growing community, click here.
Indeed, this amazing achievement is testament to the large numbers of that people support renewable energy – and are willing to put their money where their mouth is. By taking the power into our own hands, BEC is showing that the roll out of renewable energy – such an obvious way of transforming our energy supply – can be done with the power of community support.
So we are now approaching our Phase 1 installation: a large solar array of 200kWp on Shed 10 at Shoreham Port, costing ￡232,800. This will be easily the biggest solar system in the city, composed of nearly 1000 panels. Electricity will be fed into the shed and a nearby office block as well as the national grid.
Work will begin on the site next week, and we aim to have the installation completed before the end of December.
We’re not stopping there, however! Phases 2 and 3 of our project involve several other arrays in the area, and our next funding target is £450,000.
You can help us greatly by telling your friends about our news, posting this post on Facebook, tweeting it and getting the message out there that BEC is moving forward on delivering larger and more extensive renewable energy projects in the South.
Thanks for your continued support.
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