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Carden Primary Solar

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Grand Parade Solar - University of Brighton solar project

Grand Parade Solar – new community energy at the University of Brighton

Grand Parade Solar - new community energy at the University of Brighton This...

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 projects off...

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In just 8 years we’ve raised over £1.7M, have 400 members and have built 26 sites

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Sites Built

“None of this would be possible without you.
BEC isn’t backed by venture capitalists or private equity, pension funds or fossil fuel companies. The only money we get is from you.
The £1.7 million we’ve raised to date is purely community investment.
We’ve no debt, and 80% of the money is from Brighton itself.

This is community energy in action!”

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