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REPOWERBalcombe raise £110,000 to install Solar at two new Schools

REPOWERBalcombe raise £110,000 to install Solar at two new Schools

REPOWERBalcombe is delighted to announce that the recent share offer to add two new Schools and 100kWp PV solar to the Co-operative has successfully raised the full £110,000 needed. The £110,000 will be used to pay for the installation of 50 kWp of solar PV at 

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 

Come to hear Jeremy Leggett speak in Balcombe!

Come to hear Jeremy Leggett speak in Balcombe!

Wednesday 11th November 8:00pm to 10:00pm We’re very excited to be hosting world-renowned energy expert Jeremy Leggett, who will be visiting Balcombe to give a talk entitled ‘The Global Energy Challenge – and Us’. Jeremy is the author of five books on energy and climate change, the founding director of 

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!

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

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

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