Great news! BEC recently polished off phase 1 of our solar schools programme: solar panels on five new educational buildings – including: – Woodingdean and Coldean Primary Schools (60kWp each); Ore Valley College (250kWp); and 240 panels the Uni of Brighton’s Grand Parade building (60kWp). It’s a phenomenal achievement – many thanks to all our new members and welcome on board. These new solar systems cost just over £600,000 – money invested into BEC over the last six months. The fund-raise was joined by Coops UK who have invested £100,000. Successfully completing the due dilligence required by this national UK institution is a big boost to our credibility. Onto the Next Stage – Nine new Solar Schools. So, next up is the second phase of our solar schools rollout: solar on nine schools (have a look at pages 3&4 of our share offer document for details). This will cost just over £500,000 so to do this we are working with a Ethex, a specialist in raising money for projects with positive impacts. While we have raised funds in-house for eight years, our ongoing project pipeline means we need to up the ante, and this new partnership means us we can concentration to what’s important: building new solar.
Brighton Solar Co-op 12th June 2019 read more »