Green Deal event on 1st Dec

For those of you interested in finding out more about the Green Deal and inputting to the consultation you may want to come to this Greening Campaign event on 1st Dec at the Clarendon...

Contribute to the FiT consultation

If you would like to contribute to the FiT consultation and comment on the rapidity and size of the cuts please do so at the following link before 23/12. We will lobbying hard for a favourable ‘community tariff’ so that we can continue with our plans of...

A bit of good news!

I have just been told by Emma Birch of Naturesave Insurance that we have been awarded £1250 from the Naturesave Trust towards our project costs, which is certainly very welcome. Thanks very much...

And another site..

I am very pleased to say that we are in discussions with the management of www.citycoastchurch.co.uk to install upto 35kWs of solar PV there. We will need planning approval and legal agreements in place, but this potential partnership helps us significantly in being...

Another positive milestone…

We have just found that we have received planning permission from B&H Council for installing solar panels at Hove Enterprise Centre. Another positive milestone on the journey to community-owned renewable...

Good news on roofs!

We are happy to announce that negotiations are at an advanced stage with Shoreham Port for installing upto 50kW of solar panels at the Hove Enterprise Centre and the planning application is due for approval by the end of August. We have also agreed with the Parish...

Great deals available on PV

An interesting article highlighting that the deals on solar panels are better than ever and with the FiT likely to drop after March 2012 its worth taking action now on installing PV –...

Another article in the Guardian featuring BEC

We were asked for our comments on the outcome of the FiT consultation process published yesterday and managed to get a paragraph in this Guardian article http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/jun/09/community-renewables-funding. We have been working on the...

Meeting with the Minister

I was fortunate enough to attend a roundtable meeting with Greg Barker of DECC yesterday morning organised by Zoe Osmond of Brighton University. It was a positive meeting focussed on the Green Deal and there should be some interesting announcements in Parliament today...

Seeking more roofs!

We are progressing well with developing our portfolio of roofs to install PV on and planning our summer community share launch. We are though looking for an additional 2 or 3 roofs for hosting solar panels as part of our community-owned solar power station project.  ...

Webinars on community energy topics

I thought that I would post up links to 4 webinars that I have hosted recently on community energy issues on the www.communitycentral.co.uk platform. Just click on the links below and then playback the webinars: 1) Finance: funding options beyond LCCC including debt...

Community Energy Webinars

I thought that I would post up links to 3 webinars that I have hosted recently on community energy issues on the www.communitycentral.co.uk platform. Just click on the links below and then playback the webinars: 1) Finance: funding options beyond LCCC including debt...

Resilience

I’ve been thinking about the idea of resilience quite a lot recently. On the ‘macro’ scale, initiating a community-owned renewable energy project is inspired by the need for us to become more resilient in the face of climate change and peak oil. Clearly installing...