Hiya folks,

Thanks to the great support we’ve received over the last few weeks, our solar build at Infinity Foods’ warehouse is now under way. 200 panels are now fitted to one of the warehouse roofs (50kWp); a second roof – a flat roof over Infinity’s office block –  awaits its new decoration of panels, due over the next few weeks.

The eastern half of Brighton Energy Coop's new solar PV array at Infinity Foods Wholesale warehouse

The eastern half of Brighton Energy Coop’s new solar PV array at Infinity Foods Wholesale warehouse

This is great credit to the team at Infinity who’ve worked really hard to get the scheme through, as well as our project developers here at BEC – Damian Tow and Matt Brown. These things are not easy and require lots of patience. But we got there in the end!

The other half of the array - nearly finished!

The other half of the array – nearly finished!

We also recently started work at Refine Metals in Chiddingfold, an organisation that recycles catalytic converters. This huge array – our equal largest together with our two Sheds at Shoreham Port – will house nearly 800 panels on its enormous flat roof. This 200kWp system will save thousands of tons of carbon over its lifetime, and save Refine thousands of pounds on their electricity bills.

Our Seraphim solar panels arriving at Refine Metals

Our Seraphim solar panels arriving at Refine Metals

Contractors layout the framing system for Brighton Energy Coop's 200kWp solar PV system at Refine Metals

Contractors layout the framing system for Brighton Energy Coop’s 200kWp solar PV system at Refine Metals

These are our first build in six months or so, after completing 100kWp at Park Gate and 150kWp at Maidstone FC in December last year. Check out more details of our projects here.

Many thanks for all of you who have supported BEC recently; I’m really proud that we have over 400 members now. Please note that we’re still taking investment – we have several new solar builds to roll out over the next six weeks or so. Members receive a projected 5% return on capital invested; you can join BEC here and help us build more solar in our area.

Cheers
Will Cottrell
Brighton Energy Coop

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