Great news – we’ve now had £150,000 pledged towards our forthcoming solar projects, to be announced towards the end of the month.

This is a fantastic response from both our 400-strong membership and the wider community. 45 people have said they would like to invest in our latest fund-raising round – as ever we offer our members a 5% interest on their investment and the chance to support new renewable energy in our area.

We built this 120kWp system at Hillbrow Sports Centre in Eastbourne last year – our next projects are 3 similarly-sized buildings

Roughly half of the pledgees are BEC members looking to extend their investments. For the past three years we’ve paid our membership 5% interest, which is derived from our existing solar projects that we’ve completed since 2012, read more about Payless Power here.

The other half are BEC newbies – many thanks to all of you.

We will let you know details of our new projects by the end of January. These will encompass around 250kWp of new solar capacity on several commercial buildings in the area. Once that’s done we have lots more new solar in the pipeline for the rest of 2018 – watch this space.

In the meantime you can get involved by pledging your interest in investing here.

Hope you’re well

Will Cottrell

Brighton Energy Coop

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