The Times at Grange Farm

The Times at Grange Farm

The Times, November 28 2019, 5:00pm When Gordon Jarvis was asked by a group of villagers if he would allow solar panels on the roof of his cowshed, he agreed straight away. “The roof is here, the sun shines on that side. At the end 

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

REPOWER’s new Cuckfield School Solar System in the press

REPOWERBalcombe provided a grant of £17,858 from its Community Fund for a solar PV system at the school. It is predicted that this will provide up to 20% of the school’s electricity, saving them about £1000 pa (at time of installation) on their electricity bills. 

We were on the One Show!

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.

The Guardian: Balcombe energy co-op: we aim to take power back from the corporations

The Guardian: Balcombe energy co-op: we aim to take power back from the corporations

Best known for anti-fracking protests, the Sussex village is also home to volunteers on a mission for 100% renewable energy Clean energy, generated locally. Surplus energy sold back to the grid. Residents free to invest as little as £250, and promised an annual return of 

Ecologist: Fracking – the clean fight against dirty fuels

Ecologist: Fracking – the clean fight against dirty fuels

Following her acquittal on charges of obstructing the entrance to a fracking site in Balcombe, Sussex, Caroline Lucas explains why this is only the beginning of the fight against shale gas – and why we must also promote the clean energy alternatives. Caroline Lucas, 22nd 

The Guardian: Balcombe’s close encounter with fracking has a silver lining

The Guardian: Balcombe’s close encounter with fracking has a silver lining

Being the village at the centre of a national debate on energy production has made us think about our own responsibility Last summer the village of Balcombe inadvertently became the byword for something none of us would have chosen: public hostility to fracking. A recent 

4 News: Balcombe; now everyone’s working towards the same goal

4 News: Balcombe; now everyone’s working towards the same goal

Our first appearance on National TV. There’s a good article to read with a video that covers the anti fracking demonstrations before moving on to Repower Balcombe. At about 2 minutes in, there are interviews with Tom and Felix. Made famous by a high-profile anti-fracking 

London Economic: Anti Fracking Town Turns to Solar

London Economic: Anti Fracking Town Turns to Solar

This is an in depth article highlighting our aim to become self-sufficient in energy against a background of the threat of fracking for oil within 500metres of the village. It also highlights similar initiatives elsewhere in the UK. Residents of Balcombe Move to Make Community 

The Times: Fracking protest village Balcombe to go Solar

The Times: Fracking protest village Balcombe to go Solar

We first hit the mainstream media in The Times on Tuesday 14th March 2014. They have been accused of being selfish and unpatriotic for opposing fracking despite living in large houses and consuming lots of energy. Now residents of the village at the centre of