Our History

How we started

REPOWERBalcombe was born of the inspiring belief that communities can take responsibility for their own energy supply and that this can be done in a way that is clean and sympathetic to the environment. In September 2013 an open meeting was held at Bramble Hall in Balcombe, to set up a community renewable energy project. Inspired by the positivity of the project, a group of around 14 locals started to make this a reality.

Our First Meeting

How do we do this?

Our first site was the third-generation family-run Grange Farm on Crawley Down, who now host 19kW of solar PV on their cow shed in exchange for 33% discounted energy for the next 25 years. This has been followed by solar PV arrays on the roofs of six local schools, and, most recently, on the roofs of a local recycling business as well as inspiring and contributing to the Riding Sunbeams Projects.

Solar Panels at Grange Farm

REPOWERBalcombe is independent and impartial.

Repower Balcombe’s membership is diverse and is welcome to all. We have no affiliation to any political or campaigning organisation or cause. Repower Balcombe has one common interest and that is to enable community funded renewable energy projects whether in the environs of Balcombe or further afield.

Our ethos is to bring people together and encourage the community at large about the environmental and financial benefits of adopting non fossil fuel energy.

Want to get involved?

We welcome support from anyone who wishes to help us further our aims. If you would like to be kept up to date with news on our progress, please use our Contact Us page to receive our newsletters and find out about opportunities to get involved (you can choose to opt out of these emails any time, of course).