Sad news for REPOWERBalcombe solar farm project

  We wanted our solar dream to inspire people all over the world, but the government have brought that dream to an end with a series of policy changes that are devastating to the community energy sector and the wider renewable energy sector … Continued

Come to hear Jeremy Leggett speak in Balcombe!

Wednesday 11th November 8:00pm to 10:00pm   We’re very excited to be hosting world-renowned energy expert Jeremy Leggett, who will be visiting Balcombe to give a talk entitled ‘The Global Energy Challenge – and Us’.   Jeremy is the author of five books on … Continued

We have planning permission for the solar farm!

Last Thursday was high drama at Mid Sussex council planning committee with the decision being made on our planning application for our 5MW solar farm at Chiddinglye farm just outside West Hoathly. Several Repower Balcombe members, alongside our friends at … Continued

The schools have gone Solar!

In February we had our first public share offer, which was successful in raising £49,000 from about 50 local investors, to fund solar installations on Balcombe and Turners Hill primary schools. Since then we’ve been pushing hard to get all … Continued

REPOWERBalcombe enjoy the sun at the Village Fete

At this year’s Balcombe village fete we all enjoyed a lovely warm sunny day.  This was particularly significant for REPOWERBalcombe, as at our pitch we were asking visitors to guess just how much energy the cooperative’s solar panels at Grange … Continued

Our Chiddinglye planning application has been submitted

We are happy to reveal that we have handed in our planning application for the Chiddinglye Farm site in West Hoathly. This follows the overwhelmingly positive response we received from West Hoathly locals at our community consultation event in May and our … Continued

Visit to Five Oaks solar farm

Sunday 14th June 2015 9.30am – 11am Meet at Five Oaks Farm, Haven Road, Five Oaks, near Billingshurst REPOWERBalcombe, Low Carbon, and Southern Solar held an incredibly successful event on 20th May to discuss the proposal to build a community-owned … Continued

Record generation at Grange Farm

Good news from sunny West Sussex: on April 21st we hit a record high at 113kWh – that’s enough to power almost 13 households! In April, we frequently hit over 100kWh, which is fantastic news for both our local investors and … Continued