Author: REPOWER Balcombe

Visit to Five Oaks solar farm

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 solar farm just outside West 

Community consultation event for potential new site in West Hoathly

Community consultation event for potential new site in West Hoathly

When we started REPOWERBalcombe, our aim was always to generate the equivalent to 100% of Balcombe’s electricity demand through community-owned locally-generated renewable energy. We are coming closer to realising this aim (and more) with an exciting new proposal on the horizon. Following from our successful 

Record generation at Grange Farm

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 the community benefit fund. Now, 

Our Power – supplying local customers?

Our Power – supplying local customers?

In theory we could supply local people with clean power from our solar panels that is cheaper than dirty power from distant fossil plants When we started REPOWERBalcombe, one of our first questions was would we be able to supply local people with power from 

£49,000 invested by the local community

£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 of £70,000. As we are a 

Successful share offer launch

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 4th of March for anyone who 

Second share offer launch – Saturday 28th February

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 Open10.15: Share Offer Presentation10.45: Q&A with the 

Our first panels installed!

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 first step towards our goal 

Community Energy across Sussex

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 create clean energy solutions, and 

Reflections from the Village Fete

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 crowded beer tent. Our colourful