Brighton Energy Coop made a surprise gambit today with the signing of Maidstone United for new community-funded solar PV.

The high-flying Kent club  – nicknamed the Stones – have watched the growth of solar PV with interest and will push ahead with BEC panels later this month.

BEC manager Will Cottrell said “Both teams have played a blinder. The government has not made things easy, and new supporters have to join by the end of the month to qualify for a 30% tax break on their investment. But and I pay tribute to our fans and players, and look forward to our combined team.”

Maidstone’s Gallagher Stadium is a 3,000 capacity football stadium in Maidstone, Kent. BEC aims to install 140kWp of community-funded solar PV before the end of the year.


The Stones have form with Brighton – Maidstone’s stadium was officially opened on 14 July 2012 with the club hosted Brighton & Hove Albion.

Maidstone United is Brighton Energy Coop’s seventh project, with three more scheduled to be built in the new year.

Don’t forget! If you’re interested in joining the BEC team then we’re hosting a free webinar on Friday: ‘Investing in Community Energy – a how to guide’. To sign up, click here.

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