One of the Largest Fleets of Solar in the South East

We are the proud owners of 60+ community-owned 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 who joined us over the past ten years, to build renewable energy systems for our city.

Our members receive a return on their investment and the chance to join a dynamic, progressive organisation committed to the development of community-owned renewables.

 

Community investment in BEC Solar Projects (£)

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Community Energy Projects built

Commercial Rooftops

Our expanding portfolio of commercial partners includes 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 a solar PV on the roofs of BCMY, Medisort and RT Page in Littlehampton.

Solar For Schools

BEC works with Brighton and Hove City Council, Worthing and Adur Council, the University of Brighton and various Academies to bring solar to many of their educational buildings. We’ve put free solar on Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Blatchington Mill Secondary School, GBMC, Ore Valley College, and numerous local primary schools – which all benefit from our solar power.

Hertford Juniors takes Action on Energy Use

Hertford Juniors takes Action on Energy Use

BEC Pioneers School-first Approach to Energy Learning Like many organisations, Hertford Junior School is feeling the impacts of increasing energy prices.  That's why the school has recently signed up to Brighton Energy Co-op's Solar Education Programme (SEP), an...

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Coldean Primary Gets Free 60kW Solar System

Coldean Primary Gets Free 60kW Solar System

Coldean Primary School Goes Solar with Brighton Energy Co-op  Coldean Primary School in Brighton & Hove is home to 370 four to eleven year olds, and another pioneer of Brighton and Hove City Council’s solar schools program. Our 60kWp solar system, built in July...

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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 have a large solar array on Splashpoint Leisure Centre in Worthing, and 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.

Powering student life from the sun

Powering student life from the sun

As part of the on-going partnership with Brighton University, BEC installed Solar PV at Chalvington Close, on the Varley Park student residences on the outskirts of Brighton.  Funded by community energy investors, in 2020 these generated over 12MWh of solar power. So...

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