Since 2012 BEC has raised nearly £1,500,000 from the local community to build some of the largest solar PV systems in the area.

Over the last five years we’ve built two or more new community-funded solar systems each year.

We are now the proud owners of 15 medium sized solar arrays.

Our solar partners range from schools to businesses, and from blocks of flats to a football stadium.

Our solar systems are funded by our members – hundreds of people have joined in the past seven years, helping to support more renewable energy for our city.

We continue to develop new renewable energy projects in the area; our members receive a 5% return on their investment and the chance to join a dynamic, progressive organisation committed to development of community-owned renewables

Money invested in new solar projects (£)

Members of Brighton Energy Coop

Community Energy Projects built

Commercial Rooftops

Our expanding portfolio of commercial partners include Shoreham Port, Refine Metals near Horsham and the Big Lemon Bus Company in Brighton. We also own solar energy projects on the roof of Maidstone United Football Club, at Infinity Foods Wholesale warehouse in Portslade and in 2018 we built at solar PV on the roofs of BCMY, Medisort and RT Page in Littlehampton



Residential and in the Community

We’ve put solar PV on both St George’s Church in Brighton and City Coast Church in Portslade, and on Park Gate in Hove, a block of residential flats. We’ve also helped the Brighton Earthship develop solar energy on their roof and supported other low-carbon schemes via our Community Fund. You can also see a selection of our off-grid systems here.