Brighton Energy Cooperative is surging ahead to make community energy into big business as it plans big solar power developments. It may herald a wider move of community energy companies into organising projects with local businesses. Brighton Energy Cooperative (BEC) has already organised 62 different solar pv arrays in a variety of different businesses, schools and churches, but its latest project is to organise a big project at Shoreham Port. Brighton Energy Cooperative (BEC) has been going for ten years and its three paid members of staff have developed an effective knack of persuading local businesses to source cheap, green electricity by installing solar pv on its roofs.
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The chairman of Greater Brighton today praised a scheme which has seen more than 1,000 households take advantage of low cost solar panels to power their homes. All seven councils of the City Region have joined in the scheme, run by West Sussex County Council, to promote the energy-efficient programme to provide low-cost solar rooftop panels to householders. The Solar Together Sussex scheme was offered to residents within their relevant areas in October last year, allowing them to use clean energy to power their homes, and helping to reduce the impact local energy use has on the environment. It was able to install the panels at low cost because of the bulk buying power of so many residents coming together.
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Portsmouth has spent £5m on solar power in six years – the highest amount in the UK. PORTSMOUTH is ‘topping the charts’ with green energy as new figures revealed the council has spent almost £5m on solar power in six years – more than anywhere else in the UK.
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