Finally, UK’s first community-owned solar power station!

A neighbourhood community in Lewes has managed to raise over £300,000 to pay for the construction of PV solar panels on the roof of a local brewery, which will generate 92,000 kilowatt hours of green electricity each year and save more than 40 tonnes of CO2 annually. Ouse Valley Energy Services Company Limited or Ovesco for short, have successfully encouraged over 200 residents to invest amounts between £250 and a few thousand pounds, since the plan was first announced on Tuesday 19 April at Lewes Town Hall.

The scheme plans to fully repay all shareholders within 25-years. We at Our Solar Future definitely agree with Norman Baker, MP for Lewes and transport minister, who said that “Energy should be bottom up, not top down”. Hopefully, this will be the first of many local initiatives to do with Solar power energy. You can read the full article click HERE

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