A Major Centre for Renewable Energy
BEC’s solar PV support the Port in becoming a major centre for renewable energy
Community-owned Solar PV
Our solar systems save the Port thousands of pounds each year on electricity bills
£ saved on Big Lemon fuel costs per year
Votes in the M&S Community Energy Fund
£ crowdfunded from the local community (match funded by M&S)
The bright yellow Big Lemon buses are a familiar sight around Brighton and Hove. This project initiated a fleet of 10 electric buses operating around town, all charged overnight at the bus depot. Brighton Energy Coop oversaw the crowd-funding and ultimately winning bid to the Marks and Spencer’s Community Energy Fund, as well as the installation of solar panels on the Big Lemon Depot’s roof.