New Share Offer – 8th March 2016

New Share Offer – 8th March 2016

  (THIS SHARE OFFER IS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU FOR LOOKING)   REPOWERBalcombe is to add two new Schools and 100kWp PV solar to the Co-operative In 2015 REPOWERBalcombe installed 45kWp of solar photovoltaics (PV), at Grange Farm, Turners Hill School and Balcombe School. 

REPOWERBalcombe solar farm update

REPOWERBalcombe solar farm update

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 in the UK. Our plan was to 

We have planning permission for the solar farm!

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 Chiddingly farm just outside West Hoathly. Several Repower Balcombe members, alongside our friends at 10:10 and our planning and 

The schools have gone Solar!

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 both Balcombe and Turners Hill primary schools. Since then we’ve been pushing hard to get all the contracts and paperwork 

Support for the Chiddlinglye Solar Farm from all over the UK.

Support for the Chiddlinglye Solar Farm from all over the UK.

10:10 the climate change charity who have been supporting us over the last couple of years put a call out for comments on our planning application for the solar farm at Chiddinglye Farm and they got a very big response. See the map below for the 

REPOWERBalcombe enjoy the sun at the Village Fete

REPOWERBalcombe enjoy the sun at the Village Fete

At this year’s (2015) 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 Farm would generate between 

Our Chiddinglye planning application has been submitted

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 delightful visit to a similar-sized solar 

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,