I’m excited to tell you that we’ve just launched a new project with Brighton’s sustainable bus Company – the Big Lemon – solar-powered electric buses. You can support us in making this exciting pilot project happen (we think it’s a UK first) by voting for us at the M&S Community Energy here – or check out the video below.
It works like this – with the help of Brighton Energy Coop expertise, we’ll install solar panels on the roof of the Big Lemon’s bus depot in Whitehawk, Brighton. We’ve carefully sized the solar array to be big enough to power the Solar Buses’ needs; this power is then fed into a battery on site. When the bus returns from it’s daily rounds, it parks up overnight, and the battery charges up the Solar Buses’ internal battteries, ready for use again the next day.
Brighton Energy Coop