Community Energy arrives at Newhaven Port!

Community Energy arrives at Newhaven Port!

BEC’s Bond kicks off community solar at Newhaven All 570 panels of our latest Newhaven Port 320kW system are go!  The Witness Test was officially signed off on Monday (6th Feb).  The port is our second major infrastructure partner in Sussex.  BEC Co-founder,...
Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2023

Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2023

Summer Buzzed With Our Solar Projects, BBQ & Film Screening In this issue… BEC raises £700k in 1 month Our new solar projects kick off with Cardinal Newman Catholic School We wrap up our EU-funded Solar Grant scheme; 33 businesses received funds We host ‘The...
Fine Cut

Fine Cut

Fine Cut are an industrial printing, marking and cutting company based in Lancing. They produce anything from labels, plaques, signs to graphic overlays and bespoke trophies, and have been running since 1982. The production of these is an energy intensive process, and...
Selsey Press

Selsey Press

Selsey Press are professional printers who specialise in digital printing and litho printing. They were founded in 1963 and are based in Selsey, West Sussex. As an environmentally conscious business, Selsey Press encourage their customers to choose environmentally...
Ashtead Engineering Ltd

Ashtead Engineering Ltd

Ashtead Engineering Ltd are precision engineers who offer both CNC and conventional machining services, toolmaking and injection moulding to a wide range of industries including Aerospace, Defence, Marine and Automotive. Ashtead Engineering Ltd received a £25k grant...
Wey Estates Limited

Wey Estates Limited

Wey Estates Limited operate Send Business Centre and the Tannery Studios which are filming and postproduction studios based in Woking. The company operates 24/7 and provide energy to several businesses in the marina that are open during the weekend. Business Director...
FermionX Ltd

FermionX Ltd

FermionX offers a wide range of contract electronics manufacturing services from PCB assembly and sub-assemblies to fully integrated box build, test and shipping fulfilment. The company was keen to install solar panels at their premises in Worthing. FermionX...
Octagon Precision Ltd

Octagon Precision Ltd

Octagon Precision Ltd offer precision waterjet cutting services and they are based in Southbourne, Hampshire. “The anodising facility is a heavy user of energy and a significant concern when our contract expires. As the site owner we intent to secure energy security...
Munneries

Munneries

Munneries Ltd are wholesale suppliers and distributors of fresh produce and dairy with their premises based in East Wittering. The business applied to the Community Solar Accelerator grant scheme to install over 70 solar PV panels on their warehouse and loading bay...
Camelot Chilled Foods

Camelot Chilled Foods

Camelot Chilled Foods Ltd offer a wide range of chilled foods and they are a trusted partner for the wholesale distribution of chilled and ambient food products. Since 1997, the company has been trading chilled products covering London and beyond the Coast to capital...
BMS Cars Limited

BMS Cars Limited

BMS Cars Limited is a repair garage with a used car sales and MOT area in Sidlesham near Chichester. They received a £23,500 grant from the Community Solar Accelerator scheme to implement their 67.5kW Solar PV project. Their south-facing sloping roof is ideal for the...
Paine Manwaring Ltd

Paine Manwaring Ltd

Paine Manwaring Ltd offer heating, plumbing and electrical services in the South East. They were looking to reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint by installing solar PV at their premises in Worthing. The Community Solar Accelerator scheme was able to support...
Southern Piling Ltd

Southern Piling Ltd

Southern Piling is a specialist in the delivery of piled foundations for housebuilders, developers, contractors and private individuals, across southern England, London and the Home Counties. They successfully applied for the Community Solar Accelerator grant and...
CSA Grant for Firetoys

CSA Grant for Firetoys

Firetoys is a supplier of high-quality UK made circus equipment and Juggling props in the UK and EU and established in London in 1999. They moved to Brighton in 2003 to expand their manufacturing facility and distribution centre, and they are now based in their own...
2022 Smashes BEC’s Solar Production Records

2022 Smashes BEC’s Solar Production Records

HIP HIP HOORAY! BEC’s core objective is to take local action on #climatechange.  Part of that involves building new solar systems. But it also involves making our solar systems work as efficiently as possible. The metric that BEC uses for working out how much...
How Are We Doing? Please Tell Us.

How Are We Doing? Please Tell Us.

We want to hear from you! Please complete this super short survey. This is your energy co-operative so we want to hear your voices.  We can’t do any of this great community renewable energy work without you. As part of Community Energy Fortnight 2023 we’re...
BEC Business Solar Spotlight

BEC Business Solar Spotlight

Brighton Energy Co-op fully funded Solar at Brighton MET College Bills be Gone: Solar Provides Light Relief on Energy Prices Energy prices are still at historic highs – and with no end in sight businesses are increasingly hunting out alternative ways of getting...
Brighton Energy Spring Solar News 2023

Brighton Energy Spring Solar News 2023

What’s On The Horizon For Brighton Energy This Spring? In this issue… A Bumper Pipeline of Solar Projects 10 Local Businesses Receive One of Our EU-funded Solar Grants  BEC Bond Offer Update BEC’s Consultancy Launched Pioneering New Local Energy Community We’ve...
All Systems Are Go At Rathfinny Wine Estate!

All Systems Are Go At Rathfinny Wine Estate!

Happy New Year to you all! Our largest ever solar system was signed off and switched on today.  1410 panels are set to produce a whooping 578kWp and save 400 tonnes of CO2 pollution each year.  Thank you to everyone who has invested so far and worked through the...
Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2022

Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2022

Warm Your Cockles With Our Solar News In this issue… Over 120 people have invested in BEC’s latest share offer – our biggest solar project yet.  We gave 8 EU-funded solar grants to local businesses, worth a total of £165,000.  BEC won an exciting new...
Brighton Energy Summer Solar News 2022

Brighton Energy Summer Solar News 2022

Some Positive Solar News For You! Hope you are enjoying the summer. It’s always a positive time for BEC as our solar generation hits the year’s high point – read on to find out about our best ever solar generation day. Also included is our visits to our...
Brighton Energy Spring Solar News 2022

Brighton Energy Spring Solar News 2022

Welcome to our positive Solar News Our latest blog covers the fantastic generation at our sites now the sun’s finally here, our exciting Opportunities for Solar Installers, our latest ‘Walky Talky’ social event, the conclusion of our EV Charger...
Green Energy Awards – We’ve been shortlisted!

Green Energy Awards – We’ve been shortlisted!

We’ve been shortlisted for Regen’s Green Energy Awards. The awards are a leading national celebration of pioneering innovation and sustainable development for the UK’s energy system. We’re shortlisted in the Community Energy section, which recognises...
Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2021

Brighton Energy Winter Solar News 2021

Welcome to our Winter Newsletter In our latest update we cover our grant for small businesses going solar, our ever growing charge point network, a first from our solar education programme, the latest moves in government on supporting community energy, and the...
New EV charger at Hove Park Gate flats

New EV charger at Hove Park Gate flats

The latest site to join the BEC EV charge point network is Park Gate flats in Hove. The flats already have 100kWp of BEC community owned solar PV on the roof and now the solar can be used to charge residents’ electric cars. Research tells us that access to...
BEC Launches Community Solar Accelerator Grant Scheme!

BEC Launches Community Solar Accelerator Grant Scheme!

WE HAVE SOME GREAT ‘ZERO CARBON’ NEWS TO SHARE ON THE EVE OF COP26 STARTING Brighton Energy Co-op is pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to offer grants of up to £25,000 off the cost of solar...
New BEC EV charge points at Shoreham Port

New BEC EV charge points at Shoreham Port

BEC is continuing its roll out of EV charge points, with the most recent at Maritime House Business Centre at Shoreham Port. Charging your electric car whilst you’re busy doing something else really is the most convenient way to charge. The building offers managed...
Brighton Energy Autumn Solar News

Brighton Energy Autumn Solar News

High Electricity Prices are Good News for Renewables With electricity prices hitting headlines, you could be forgiven a sense of crisis. But apart from the obscene spectacle of government subsidising CO2 production in the year of the COP26 conference in Glasgow,...
Brighton Energy Summer Solar News

Brighton Energy Summer Solar News

Brighton Energy’s Souped Up Summer No lazy Summer days here at BEC – we’ll be making solar while the sun shines! You may recall that a while back we secured quite a few exemptions to the end of the Feed in Tariff Scheme: well, at the end of March we...
Brighton Energy Co-op Strategy April 2021

Brighton Energy Co-op Strategy April 2021

BEC | Three Year Strategy April 2021   1. Vision – to see a high level of renewable energy locally owned, generated and used in the Greater Brighton area and wider region.        Our Mission – to promote, develop and deliver large community owned renewable energy...
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...
Brighton Energy Raises £200k in 3 Days

Brighton Energy Raises £200k in 3 Days

Brighton Energy are on fire this month completing solar on three educational buildings and installing the first solar-connected electric vehicle (EV) charger in the South East.  With so much fantastic solar news coming through the BEC pipeline we hope you’re enjoying...
Brighton Energy Solar News

Brighton Energy Solar News

Brighton & Hove-Schools pull together to reach Net Zero by 2050 Happy half-term to all Brighton & Hove school teachers and home-schoolers out there.  We hope you are getting a well-deserved screen break and some rejuvenating outdoor Nature.  You’ll need...
Brighton Energy Winter Newsletter 2021

Brighton Energy Winter Newsletter 2021

Best Wishes To All Our Members For A Solar Filled 2021! Now we’re 10 years old and have been creating Community Owned solar energy projects for over a decade, we’re turning our hands to sharing our lovely green electricity with more of you!  We’re...
Brighton Energy Co-op 10 Years Old Today!

Brighton Energy Co-op 10 Years Old Today!

Against all the odds 2020 has been a great year for BEC! It’s our 10th birthday – yes, it’s been a decade since we sparked off Brighton’s first Community Owned renewable energy project back in 2010 – and to celebrate we completed 6 new solar energy projects, adding a...
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