Brighton Energy Coop’s latest project is in partnership with the University of Brighton at the UoB’s Eastbourne Campus. BEC aims to install community-funded solar at two buildings in Eastbourne: the Hillbrow Sports Centre (centre) and the Robert Dodd building (right), adding to the 17 other PV systems we’ve build locally in the last five years.
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Thousands of new and existing homes are to be fitted with a range of low carbon technologies including integrated solar PV and battery storage systems as part of landmark funding agreement for the Swansea Bay area of Wales. UK and Welsh government ministers signed the Swansea Bay City Region (SBCR) deal on 20 March which secured £1.3 billion for the region, one of the biggest investments to ever be secured in Wales. Among the various programmes to be in initiated using the SBCR funds is the Homes as Power Stations project to be led by Neath Port Talbot Council. In an area of high fuel poverty, the project will deliver new low carbon homes supported by carbon reduction targets and a reduction of demand on local grids. Retrofit projects will account for 3,000 (71%) of the homes to be included in the five year scheme, with 250 to be tackled in year one. An additional 1,200 new build homes will also be constructed using the £15 million assigned to the project from the SBCR deal, with 200 to be completed in the first year.
Solar Power Portal 30th March 2017 read more »