Launch of 1066 Local Energy Community Energy Project

Energise Sussex Coast organised a lively and uplifting event for local supporters to come along and hear more about how they can invest in Hastings’ first Community Energy Project. The guests heard from a range of speakers from Energise Sussex Coast, Brighton Energy Co-operative and the Climate Emergency movement.


Launch 1066 Community Energy Investment offer


The presentations are available to download below:

Invitation to the 1066 community energy offer launch event

Energise Sussex Coast and East Sussex College are delighted to invite all supporters of the 1066 Local Energy campaign to the launch of the 1066 community energy offer.

The event will take place on 13 December 2018, 5:30–7:30pm at East Sussex College, Station Plaza.

This is the first community energy share offer in Hastings and we are seeking to raise £180,000 to fund the largest roof top solar installation in the 1066 area. The share offer is open to anyone but we are especially keen to invite as many local residents, local businesses and community organisations as possible to invest in the future of the college and Hastings.

Click here to watch our video about the share launch.

The money raised will enable 250 kilowatts of solar panels to be installed on the East Sussex College Ore campus site (which is almost exactly 1066 solar panels!). The college will save roughly £4250 per year on its energy bills.
With the transformation of the energy market underway we hope that excess power generated during weekends and holiday periods can be sold to local residents in the Ore Valley at affordable prices.

By investing in 1066 Local Energy Shares you are supporting the transition to low carbon energy and a fairer energy future and will receive a reasonable 5% return on your investment.

We hope that you will join us and find out more about the 1066 Local Energy Shares and hear about the transformative potential of community energy.
Please RSVP to by December 10th.

Download invitation.

Download the offer leaflet

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Best possible start to the 1066 Local Energy campaign

Laughter, smiles and new ideas were abound at the Hastings Big Happy Sun-day last Sunday.

Local artist Linda King showed off her ‘Volts-wagon’ promoting the event around the Old Town and encouraging visitors to sign up to the campaign. Artwork created in a workshop at Sandown school in Ore was installed by workshop leader and local artist Wendy Smith.

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