Our Power – supplying local customers?

When we started REPOWERBalcombe, one of our first questions was would we be able to supply local people with power from our solar panels? We discovered that because of the way UK energy market rules work, we can’t! Energy Co-operatives … Continued

£49,000 invested by the local community

  We are overjoyed to announce that our first public share offer was a huge success. We launched the offer on the 28th of February and it was massively oversubscribed in under a month, with share applications totalling an excess … Continued

Successful share offer launch

  On the 28th of February we held an event to launch our latest share offer at Balcombe Church of England Primary School – where we plan to install our next panels. We also held a second event on the … Continued

Second share offer launch – Saturday 28th February

Hear about REPOWERBalcombe’s latest plans to help power our village with solar installed on local schools. Find out how you can invest in Balcombe’s energy future. Balcombe C of E Primary School Hall 10am Saturday 28th February* 10.00: Doors Open … Continued

Our first panels installed!

This week we installed our first set of solar panels! The 69 panels were installed on Grange Farm, in nearby Crawley Down. The panels will generate 18,000 kWh of electricity every year – the equivalent of powering seven homes. It’s the … Continued

Community Energy across Sussex

Since January 2014 REPOWERBalcombe has been proud to be a member of the network of renewable energy co-operatives across Sussex – Community Energy South. This vibrant network has introduced us to communities from across Sussex who are working together to … Continued

Reflections from the Village Fete

We were very fortunate to have glorious weather for the Balcombe Village Fete. The Sussex sun appeared most appropriately, and bathed the entire event in solar beams – matching the sunny scene on the REPOWERBalcombe beer mats which decked the … Continued

We’re looking forward to Balcombe Village Fete

On Saturday 12th July we will have a stall at the brilliant Balcombe Village Fete. We will be at the Recreation Ground from 12 – 5pm. Expect to see: information about REPOWERBalcombe, solar panels, solar toys, badges, balloons, an energy … Continued

We were on the One Show!

Last week we were on the BBC One Show talking about our plans to generate 100% of Balcombe’s electricity usage from clean, renewable energy sources. If you missed it, check out the video below. REPOWERBalcombe on the One Show from … Continued

REPOWERBalcombe Coffee Morning

REPOWERBalcombe staged its first drop in coffee morning in Balcombe’s Bramble Hall on May 10th. Group members welcomed visitors who braved the wet and blustery weather with a tempting array of refreshments. Plenty of information was available about the co-operative, our … Continued