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We’re in the News – with a £20k grant for development of solar PV

DCE have secured a £20k grant to develop solar photovoltaic generation in and around Bridport as prt of our Energy Local Bridport project. A scheme to increase the supply of renewable energy to people in Bridport has taken a big step forward with a £20,000 grant to Dorset Community Energy. This solar panel project builds…

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Bridport News features DCE in Community Energy Fortnight

June 13th to June 28th was Community Energy Fortnight, which aims to celebrate community energy and to support community energy groups across the country to learn from one another. Bridport News – featured an article about Energy Local Bridport and Dorset Community Energy. A community group will be celebrated for setting up renewable energy sources…

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3rd Share Offer update – Nearly 200kW installed.

Unfortunately the progress on our new installations for our 3rd Share Offer has been delayed by a number of factors including the weather and corona virus. We have however two complete installations: Wey Valley School (photographed) and Blandford School installed in February. These are installed and generating electricity. Installation has also commenced at All Saints…

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90 Households expressed interest in Energy Local Bridport

Following a grant awarded from the Power to Change Bright Ideas Fund last October, Dorset Community Energy launched the Energy Local Bridport project in early January in partnership with Energy Local CIC and Octopus Energy. Previously all our projects have been based of supplying renewable electricity to schools and community buildings, but Energy Local Bridport…

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Funding success! – Grant from The Naturesave Trust to support the Wessex Community Energy Network

WCEN event Bath Feb 2020 Dorset Community Energy (DCE) was one of the founder members of the Wessex Community Energy Network (WCEN), set up 2 years ago to enable community energy groups in the Wiltshire, Dorset, Somerset, Bath and Bristol areas to meet up to share experience.  Currently DCE’s Finance Director Henry Lovegrove, and Secretary…

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Dorset Community Energy solar generation in 2019 above target again – saving our sites £35,000

DCE is delighted to report another successful 12 months of electricity generation, our existing 16 sites generated 434,000kWh of electricity in 2019, around 7.5% above the amounts predicted in the share offer documents.  This means that average generation is slightly over 1000kWh per kW installed which is particularly positive as not all installations are facing…

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Welcome to our May 2020 Newsletter

It’s been a while since our last newsletter – a special welcome to new subscribers. In this issue: AGM – Save the date – 15th September  – Blandford Forum3rd Share Offer update – Nearly 200kW installed90 Households have expressed interest in Energy Local BridportFunding success for Wessex Community Energy NetworkDCE solar generation in 2019 above…

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