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 kate@energisesussexcoast.co.uk by December 10th.

Download invitation.

Download the offer leaflet

Trusted suppliers of Solar PV

Energise Sussex Coast has worked with Community Energy South to produce a detailed process to review the performance of solar and battery providers. Energise Sussex Coast can refer you to their list of trusted suppliers and help make sure you get the best deal.

Suppliers have been independently checked on:

  • Financial status

  • Experience, track record and installation standards

  • Minimum quality, environmental and health and safety standards for manufacture

  • End of life waste management standards for products

The trusted supplier relationship also means that you can access a no hassle, top quality installation at the best possible price.

You can download the form here or email kate@energisesussexcoast.co.uk for details.

Workshop: Is solar PV for me? 29th May, 11 – 1pm, Silchester Road, St Leonards

Energise Sussex Coast are organising a workshop to help local households decide whether installing Solar PV will work for them.

Book your free place here.

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1066 Local Energy Shares – new partnership announced

The 1066 Local Energy Campaign is delighted to announce its partnership with the Brighton Energy Coop (BEC). BEC will be the delivery partner for our community solar energy installation projects for large roofs (600m2 +). Continue reading “1066 Local Energy Shares – new partnership announced”

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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