Brighton Energy Coop Launches New Share Offer – Support New Solar in Our Community!

We’re very pleased to announce that we’ve just kicked off our latest set of solar builds in Brighton.

And of course we don’t do this sort of thing without community ownership – no. So if you’d like to buy shares in our co-operative we are – once again – open to new investments. Our shares have a projected 5 percent interest rate.

The new solar projects are all backed by Feed in Tariffs, and are the last of the thirty sites we pre-registered two years ago when the main FIT scheme closed.
This is almost the last time we’ll offer this interest rate, so get ’em while they’re hot!

Have a look here for details of investing in Brighton Energy Coop. Check out our share invitation (below) for more details, or download it here.

Our new solar builds

The BEC team and our installers – GenFit  – are currently onsite at Met College in Brighton’s Laines, where we’re installing 120kWp of new solar: 267 450W L&G solar panels and 4 SolarEdge SE25 inverters.

This is our third collaboration with the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College, and many thanks to the GBMC Buildings Manager Chris Tuft for helping facilitate.

We’ll also soon begin work on Westdene Primary School where a new 60kWp system will add to our roster of schools (this will be school number 13), followed by another 60kWp at GBMC’s site at Shoreham Airport.

Our new sites are largely the result of hard, unrelenting work, led by our brilliant project developer Matt Brown and co-founder Damian Tow. This kind of things are full of unexpected complexities, and getting all these things into a line is not an easy task at all. See more about the team here.

 

Joining BEC

By joining Brighton Energy Coop – or adding to the shares you’ve alreday bought – you’ll be part of a growing movement that’s leading the charge for renewable energy.

Over the last ten years BEC has built 36 solar systems and we couldn’t have done it without the support of our community – more than 600 of you have raised more than 3 million pounds for new solar – and counting!

Will Cottrell
Chairman, Brighton Energy Coop

Damian Tow

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