NEW PROJECT: Sussex Coast College, Hastings

NEW PROJECT: Sussex Coast College, Hastings

This is the first community energy investment offer in Hastings. Sussex Coast College is a new college where students have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop. In partnership with Energise Sussex Coast, BEC’s...
NEW PROJECT: Coldean Primary School, Coldean

NEW PROJECT: Coldean Primary School, Coldean

Another Brighton & Hove school to get FREE SolarPV – funded by community energy in action! Coldean Primary School is home to 370 four to eleven year olds, and another pioneer of Brighton and Hove City Council’s solar schools program. Our new 60kWp solar...
NEW PROJECT: Carden Primary School, Hollingbury

NEW PROJECT: Carden Primary School, Hollingbury

Another FREE Solar For Schools project gets rolling Tucked in a high corner of Brighton’s Hollingbury, Carden Primary School’s south-facing roofs are a great home for BEC’s proposed 240kWp solar system. Our locally-owned green energy system will build on the school’s...
THREE New Community Solar Projects are go!

THREE New Community Solar Projects are go!

BEC Launches THREE New Community Solar Projects – Get Involved! Well – here it is. Today sees the kick off for the first of our new solar projects for this year: THREE new community-owned solar installations in our area. You can help us get these exciting...

Feed in Tariffs to end in 2019 – what’s next?

April 2019 update – BEC secures exemptions to the end of FITs at THIRTY sites See here for details January 2018: The UK Treasury quietly released a document late last year which signalled the end of the UK’s popular renewable energy scheme, the Feed in...

UK Community Energy movement now worth £190,000,000

The UK’s community energy movement has mushroomed to a staggering £190 million, according to a new report. Community Energy England launched their State of the Sector report in Manchester last weekend, which showed: At least 30,000 people have invested in...

WANTED: Project Finance professionals

As part of our ongoing fundraising we have several big new solar projects in the pipeline, and are looking at new ways to fund them. As such we have identified that we need more expertise in project finance. Until now we have raised more than £1.6 million through...

Solar Powering ahead in Brighton area

How things have changed. In June 2010 only 12 homes in Brighton were kitted out with solar PV. Our recent analysis shows Brighton now has 8.4 MW of solar PV now within the city authority area, more than 30,000 solar panels. Solar capacity in Brighton and the...

Action on Fuel Poverty – can you help?

Fuel poverty has for a long time been the unwanted sibling of the green family. Outrageously, at least two people died of fuel poverty last year in Brighton and Hove; many more suffer from a lack of affordable power – often unknown and uncomplaining. While here...

The regulator seeking to kill community energy

For nearly nine months a stalker has plagued Community Energy. While many new community groups are either planning fundraising or actually installing new renewables, the Financial Conduct Authority has been shadowing the sector, threatening  two radical shake ups: one...

Hi folks, Well, the year is nearly at an end so I thought I’d give you an update on how Brighton Energy Coop’s solar PV systems have been performing to date. You may recall that earlier in the year we raised £480,000 to install several thousand solar...

Scaling up Community Energy: a how-to Guide

  We’ve done well. Really well. The 40-odd energy coops that exist across the country have so far raised £18m quid for spanking new renewable installations. In 2013 131 new energy coops were registered, so we’re looking forward to seeing things grow hugely...

£400,000 raised, £50,000 to go!

Hi folks, Brighton Energy Coop has now raised the rather incredible total of £400,000, leaving just £50,000 before we can install our second huge solar project at Shoreham Port. You can help us achieve our latest target: by becoming a member of Brighton Energy Coop...