The final countdown is on to join BEC’s solar crowdfund. This community energy share offer with up to 5% pa returns on investments of between £50 and £100,000 closes on Sunday 31 July 2016. BEC is raising funds to install solar panels on community buildings across Greater Bristol, such as The Architecture Centre. Christine, Manager … Continued
The July Bristol Energy Network event took place at the Old Library, Lockleaze. Around 30 people attended to find out more about local energy and environmental issues and projects. Local mum Karen talked about the successful campaign against the diesel generators that were planned for behind a school, and Stuart from Residents Against Dirty Energy … Continued
Bristol Energy Cooperative’s (BEC) new solar farm in Lawrence Weston has been switched on and is generating electricity. This makes BEC the biggest community energy company in the UK by capacity. The solar farm, built by Solarcentury, will power the equivalent of 1,000 homes. The solar farm and accompanying community fund will help bring a boost to … Continued
The Bristol Community Energy Fund is open for application again. This second round of grant funding will run until Monday 8 August 2016. The grant programme supports activities with one of the following aims: To support local people to reduce their energy use (e.g. their use of electricity or gas) To support local people in … Continued
We had a great weekend at the Festival of Nature. The light bulb challenge went down well with the kids especially, and lots of interest in thermal imaging (from the CHEESE project – Cold Homes Energy Efficiency Survey Experts) and the Bristol Energy Co-operative. Here are a few photos.
The race is on now to find the remaining funds to complete the rest of Bristol Energy Co-ops planned roof-top installations before the end of the summer. They’ve already raised over £9 million – an amazing achievement, but can you help them reach their final target by spreading the word even further? Their 2-year solar bond will end … Continued
Bristol Energy Cooperative have announced that they’re signed agreements that add £3.95 million of funding for their community energy projects.
In March 2016, the Bristol Community Energy Fund panel came together for the first time to review applications and allocate funding. Congratulations to the 12 groups below which were successful in receiving grants. You can also use the project map on the Bristol Community Energy Fund website.
Bristol Community Energy Fund – round 1 grants
We’re inviting you to nominate your green champion for an award in the 5th Annual Green Volunteer Awards 2016