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BEC raises £400,000 for New Community Solar – Help Us get to £1/2 MILLION!

Last week Brighton Energy Coop hit a major target – we've raised just over...

VIDEO: 250kWp new Community Owned solar at Ore Valley College

Recently completed BEC Community Solar at Ore Valley College near Hastings,...

Feed in Tariffs Scrapped – but BEC Gets Exemptions at THIRTY New Solar Sites

There's been a lot of talk about the end of the solar subsidy known as Feed in...

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...

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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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 Tariff. Late in...

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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

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“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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