This year will see BEC implement lots of new community-funded renewable projects. Our team has been beavering away to get these exciting new partnerships of the ground – so it’s with great pleasure we can now bring them to you – see below. Individual action can do little about climate change – but by joining BEC you can demonstrate that collective action makes a difference. Investments receive a projected 5% interest – just as we have delivered for existing members for the past three years.
Brighton Energy Co-op 5th March 2018 read more »
Vattenfall has announced plans to invest up to €100 million (£89 million) in developing solar projects over the next two years. That investment will predominantly be made into utility-scale plants where existing infrastructure can be used to reduce costs, with Vattenfall highlighting in particular the potential for it to co-locate solar with more of its windfarms. However the Swedish state-owned utility also wants to provide small-scale solar generator for private and business customers. In 2016 the firm completed a 5MW ground-mount solar farm at the site of its Parc Cynog wind project in Wales with the two generators sharing a single grid connection. Late last year Vattenfall deemed the pilot scheme an overwhelming success, triggering the company to investigate further applications of such hybrid schemes.
Solar Power Portal 6th March 2018 read more »