Installing Renewable Energy

12.35MW

of renewable energy

Enough to power

4,000 homes

In the 10 years since its inception in 2010 BWCE has built five ground mounted solar arrays (solar farms) and installed solar pv on the roofs of eleven schools and four community buildings. We also own one modern water wheel. Through our Community Solar 2020 project, we aim to double our solar generation capacity by 2022.

Community Solar

We are installing free community funded solar panels on business premises, schools and community buildings

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Become a Solar Roof Spotter

Help us find suitable roofs by becoming a BWCE Solar Roof Spotter

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Managing Energy Demand

Whilst the predominant focus of our first 10 years was renewable energy generation, we are now turning more and more to the challenge of energy demand. Meeting this challenge is crucial if we are to realise the vision of a low carbon energy system.

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Flex Community 2020

BWCE and Stemy Energy invite you to help shape the future

We are recruiting participants to test smart technology designed by Stemy Energy which helps shift electricity demand away from peak times, in order to reduce carbon emissions, electricity bills and the need for expensive and resource intensive grid upgrades.

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Bringing Community Benefit

We are set up as a Community Benefit Society and seek to benefit local communities through our Community Fund, our community support work, our events and through involving local people as members and supporters.

Funded Projects

Find out more how we benefit communities

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Next opens in Autumn 2020

Do you want to work with BWCE to bring community owned renewable energy to your community?

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Make an application / donate

Does your community group want funding for an environmental/fuel poverty project?

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Building Community Ownership and Collective Action on Climate Change

Our community ownership model is fundamental to the way we operate with our members having both a financial and a democratic stake in the organisation. In addition to this we are working hard to build a network of support for community owned renewable energy across the Bath & West Area.

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Reducing our carbon impact

Inspiring and supporting each other to take action in our communities

Influencing policymakers & businesses to make the big changes required

Current Share Offer - you can apply at any time

Shares allocated every two months – next Share Allocation on 30th September

We invite you to become a member of BWCE and buy shares in the organisation, or, if you are already a member, to increase your investment.

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Join the Community Energy Revolution

Join our Supporters Network to promote practical action on community energy and climate change in the Bath & West area

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Latest News

Check out the latest updates from BWCE, including news of our AGM, an update on our Community Fund guidelines, links to recordings of our recent heat pumps webinar and an article on smart household energy from one of our board members.