Coldean Primary Gets Free 60kW Solar System

Coldean Primary Gets Free 60kW Solar System

Coldean Primary School Goes Solar with Brighton Energy Co-op  Coldean Primary School in Brighton & Hove is home to 370 four to eleven year olds, and another pioneer of Brighton and Hove City Council’s solar schools program. Our 60kWp solar system, built in July...
Woodingdean Primary School Gets Free Solar

Woodingdean Primary School Gets Free Solar

First Brighton & Hove Authority School To Get BEC Solar High up on the Sussex Downs, Woodingdean Primary School was the first of our partnerships with Brighton and Hove City Council.  Woodingdean is a 60kWp system, and as well as providing educational resources to...
Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2021

Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2021

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter In our latest update we cover our grant for small businesses going solar, our ever growing charge point network, a first from our solar education programme, the latest moves in government on supporting community energy, and the...
New EV charger at Hove Park Gate flats

New EV charger at Hove Park Gate flats

The latest site to join the BEC EV charge point network is Park Gate flats in Hove. The flats already have 100kWp of BEC community owned solar PV on the roof and now the solar can be used to charge residents’ electric cars. Research tells us that access to...
Hove Park School Gets Free BEC Solar System

Hove Park School Gets Free BEC Solar System

Hove Park School is a mixed secondary school and sixth form centre spread over two sites in Hove. With several great south-facing roofs, we installed two solar systems here in early 2020, which now green the schools energy supply and provide an excellent educational...
BEC Launches Community Solar Accelerator Grant Scheme!

BEC Launches Community Solar Accelerator Grant Scheme!

WE HAVE SOME GREAT ‘ZERO CARBON’ NEWS TO SHARE ON THE EVE OF COP26 STARTING Brighton Energy Co-op is pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to offer grants of up to £25,000 off the cost of solar...
New BEC EV charge points at Shoreham Port

New BEC EV charge points at Shoreham Port

BEC is continuing its roll out of EV charge points, with the most recent at Maritime House Business Centre at Shoreham Port. Charging your electric car whilst you’re busy doing something else really is the most convenient way to charge. The building offers managed...
Brighton Energy Autumn Solar News

Brighton Energy Autumn Solar News

High Electricity Prices are Good News for Renewables With electricity prices hitting headlines, you could be forgiven a sense of crisis. But apart from the obscene spectacle of government subsidising CO2 production in the year of the COP26 conference in Glasgow,...
Brighton Energy Summer Solar News

Brighton Energy Summer Solar News

Brighton Energy’s Souped Up Summer No lazy Summer days here at BEC – we’ll be making solar while the sun shines! You may recall that a while back we secured quite a few exemptions to the end of the Feed in Tariff Scheme: well, at the end of March we...
Brighton Energy Co-op Strategy April 2021

Brighton Energy Co-op Strategy April 2021

BEC | Three Year Strategy April 2021   1. Vision – to see a high level of renewable energy locally owned, generated and used in the Greater Brighton area and wider region.        Our Mission – to promote, develop and deliver large community owned renewable energy...
Powering student life from the sun

Powering student life from the sun

As part of the on-going partnership with Brighton University, BEC installed Solar PV at Chalvington Close, on the Varley Park student residences on the outskirts of Brighton.  Funded by community energy investors, in 2020 these generated over 12MWh of solar power. So...
Brighton Energy Raises £200k in 3 Days

Brighton Energy Raises £200k in 3 Days

Brighton Energy are on fire this month completing solar on three educational buildings and installing the first solar-connected electric vehicle (EV) charger in the South East.  With so much fantastic solar news coming through the BEC pipeline we hope you’re enjoying...
Brighton Energy Solar News

Brighton Energy Solar News

Brighton & Hove-Schools pull together to reach Net Zero by 2050 Happy half-term to all Brighton & Hove school teachers and home-schoolers out there.  We hope you are getting a well-deserved screen break and some rejuvenating outdoor Nature.  You’ll need...
Brighton Energy Winter Newsletter 2021

Brighton Energy Winter Newsletter 2021

Best Wishes To All Our Members For A Solar Filled 2021! Now we’re 10 years old and have been creating Community Owned solar energy projects for over a decade, we’re turning our hands to sharing our lovely green electricity with more of you!  We’re...
Brighton Energy Co-op 10 Years Old Today!

Brighton Energy Co-op 10 Years Old Today!

Against all the odds 2020 has been a great year for BEC! It’s our 10th birthday – yes, it’s been a decade since we sparked off Brighton’s first Community Owned renewable energy project back in 2010 – and to celebrate we completed 6 new solar energy projects, adding a...