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The Guardian view on fracking: the end can’t come soon enough

From The Guardian Launching a new fossil fuel industry was a bad idea, and a...

1/4 MILLION Raised for New Community Solar in Brighton!

This is community energy in action! #SolarForSchools Well it's been quite a...

£75,000 Raised in a Week! Join BEC and Help us Build New Solar

#communityenergy in action! Yesterday work began installing a 60kWp solar...
Carden Primary Solar

Revealed: New Solar on Three Schools and a University – join BEC to Make it Happen!

Carden Primary School - 180kWp of new community-owned solar planned for the...

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

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 Tariff. Late in 2017 the Treasury announced: "there will be no new low-carbon electricity levies until 2025”. This means that...

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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...

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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...

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

Money raised (£)


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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