March 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our March 2018 Newsletter

The sun shone last year, and we generated 5% more electricity than predicted, which is good news for members’ interest payments.  In this issue:

  • AGM – Save the date – 17th July – Bridport
  • DCE awarded grant for PV monitoring at Damer’s First School
  • Watch Pete show you how to make a solar-powered windmill
  • Nominate someone to receive your shares (up to value of £5,000) in the event of your death
  • Check out Sustainable Dorset’s new website

Best wishes from DCE Directors: Derek, Emily, Henry, Pete,Tim, and Tom

2017 Generation – 5% up on predictions

In 2017, Dorset Community Energy’s 420kW of installed solar photovoltaic capacity generated 423,000 kWh of electricity, that’s 5% higher than predicted.  This is likely to mean that members will benefit from 5.5% interest on their investment again this year.

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2018 AGM – Tuesday 17th July – Bridport

This year’s AGM will be held in Bridport on Tuesday 17th July, at 7pm, venue to be confirmed.  The necessary papers will be sent to members electronically at least three weeks in advance of the meeting.  Please do save the date and come along, light refreshments will be provided.

Nominate someone to receive your shares

Members of Dorset Community Energy holding shares of value up to £5,000 can nominate someone to whom these shares can be transferred in the event of their death.

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DCE secures grant to provide PV monitoring equipment and teaching resources

To date Dorset Community Energy has only been able to provide monitoring equipment and educational activities for schools where we have installed solar panels. Now, we have secured a grant of £1,750 from the Postcode Local Trust (a grant-giving charity funded by players of People’s Postcode Lottery for Damers First School in Dorchester.

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Our new video – Pete demonstrates how to make a solar powered windmill

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Sustainable Dorset launch new website

For practical ways to take action on sustainability locally – take a look at the new Sustainable Dorset website. .

Sustainable Dorset website