Our Fully-Funded Offer

BEC leases rooftops to build high-performance solar PV systems. We then supply our landlords with cheap electricity that comes from the solar panels.

We currently work with 40+ organisations like this and our solar provides between 50 & 100% of their power. Our partners include:

  • Local Authorities such as Brighton and Hove City Council & Adur and Worthing District Council
  • Commercial & Industrial clients including ports, leisure centres, museums, engineering companies, logistics hubs, football clubs – even a wine estate!
  • Colleges, Universities and Schools including The University of Brighton, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College & thirteen local schools.

Case Study – Refine Metals, Surrey

By hosting BEC solar Refine Metals in Surrey save more than £7000 each year on electricity costs.

Refine now buys electricity from BEC at a discounted rate and saves more than 40 tonnes of carbon each year.

BEC’s Refine Metals project was developed by the Brighton Energy Coop team and installed by GenerationFIT.

Annual Savings on Refine's Electricity Bill (£)

CO2 Emissions Saved (tons per year)

Decently-Priced Business Electricity

The cost of business electricity has been rising steadily for twenty years. A key factor has been the wholesale price of electricity. Indications are that an elevated wholesale price will continue to keep business electricity costs high for at least the next five years.

BEC’s solar electricity is priced at a substantial discount to the market, and offers our host predictable energy costs for years to come.

Case Study – Portslade Academy, West Sussex

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy collaborates with Brighton Energy Coop to house 400 community-owned solar panels.

The solar provides the school with cheap electricity and saves thousands on their electricity bills each year. These systems generate a substantial proportion of the energy used to operate the school; the PV system was developed by our in-house team and was built by GenerationFIT.

Annual Savings on PACA's Electricity Bill (£)

CO2 Emission Saved (tons per year)

Free Solar Consultancy

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We’re on hand to help guide you through the process. Having built large rooftop solar systems for twelve years (see details of all our projects here), we have all the required knowledge – from funding to health and safety; from system design to commissioning.

We worked closely with Brighton Energy to install solar PV on our four sites in Worthing and Brighton. BEC have been helpful, responsive to our requirements, and really straightforward to work with.” (April 2021)

Jon Rollings

Head of Facilities, Greater Brighton Metropolitan College

Get in Contact

Becoming a BEC partner means an immediate reduction in your carbon footprint, as well as regular reporting and feedback on savings – financial and environmental – made.

If you’re interested in what it means to become a BEC partner – or have a roof you’re interested in taking solar on, then drop us a line and we’ll be right back to you.