We’ve raised half a million!

Our latest share offer has passed the half a million mark. Thanks to all our new members and the existing members who have invested more in community owned renewable energy. This means we’ve raised £10 million in community shares and bonds since we started in 2010.
The next two share allocation deadlines are midnight on 31st July (tonight) and then 30th September. Apply HERE.

And where will the money be going?

Currently, through our Community Solar 2020 project, we have enough solar generation under development, on rooftops and ground mounted arrays, to nearly double our existing capacity. Some of these projects could fall by the wayside and some could take 1-2 years to build. But if all these projects got installed (or replaced by others as necessary) we could be generating enough clean energy to supply the annual equivalent electricity demand of around 8,000 typical homes (7.5% of the households across our area).

Not a bad goal for the next couple of years! More details will be shared as plans come to fruition. Watch this space!

BWCE Annual General Meeting, Sat 12th September

This year is our 10th anniversary! We had been hoping to celebrate with our members and supporters in person but we have been unable to do this. Our 2020 AGM will be held via Zoom and will take place on Saturday 12th September from 2.30pm.
Please save the date! Further details and a booking link will be sent out to members/subscribers and uploaded on the AGM 2020 page in mid August.

Managing Energy Demand

In response to questions at our June Living with Renewables webinar on Managing Energy Demand we have produced links to information on the ‘greenest’ time to use energy, time of use electricity tariffs, smart meters and electric vehicle battery storage. These include our own Flex Community project, which testing how we can automate demand shifting related to hot water heating, space heating and electric vehicles using smart technology.

New Community Fund trustees

The BWCE Community fund has four new trustees – David Daniels, Leigh Fairbrother, Alastair Singleton & Pearl Slee. Find out about them and the other trustees HERE.  

The fund will open to applications in September.

Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps Webinar

So far 170 people have signed up to our next Living with Renewables webinar on Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps on 6th August. With guest speakers from the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Mitsubishi (a leading heat pump manufacturer) and a householder with personal experience of heat pumps.

Details & booking HERE