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, and 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 –  explore below to see 3D models of our sites, plus images, system data and output performance graphics.

Money invested in new solar projects (£)

Members of Brighton Energy Coop

Community Energy Projects built

New Projects for 2018

RT Page

System: 100kWp
Expected Generation: 90,000kWh/ pa
CO2 saved: 4050kg/ pa

RT Page is a distribution firm in Barnham, offering transport services across the UK & abroad. Our new PV system will stretch over RT Page’s central and left-hand buildings in the image shown here, providing lots of clean, green power for the company’s logistics systems. Have a look at financial details of our 2018 projects here .

Medisort

System Size: 60kWp
Expected Generation: 54,000kWh/ pa
CO2 saved: 2430kg/ pa

Based near Littlehampton, Medisort specialise in the recyling of medical waste. Medisort’s 600m2 roof is an ideal
home for a 60kWp BEC system, saving the company thousands o their electricity bill each year. Have a look at financial details of our 2018 projects here .

BCMY

System Size: 60kWp
Expected Generation: 57,000kWh/ pa
CO2 saved: 2675kg/ pa

Littlehampton-based BCMY recycle phones, ink and toner cartridges. BCMY are a great fit for BEC’s community ethos – they donate much of the money raised from recycling goods to charity. The company operates from a 33,000 sq ft warehouse, which provides two optimum roofs: south-facing, tilted at an good angle and for great PV generation. Have a look at financial details of our 2018 projects here

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, and at Infinity Foods Wholesale warehouse in Portslade.

 

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.