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DCE seeks Technical Director

An exciting opportunity to join Dorset Community Energy as Technical Director, providing management of the Asset Manager, Project Managers and external consultants. This is a new role, expected to be for 1 – 2 days per week, with remuneration between £25 and £35 per hour depending on experience. Apply by 6th November 2021. (Employment status…

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The Great Big Green Week at Bridport, Sept 18-26, 2021

The GBGWeek is a national campaign run by the Climate Coalition, aiming to create a mass of green events throughout the UK during this week: asking the question particularly relevant after the IPCC’s latest report: if not now, when? West Dorset FoE (and partners) has organised a series of events, urging other groups and businesses to partake…

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Welcome to our May 2021 Newsletter

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: Opportunity for Project Managers – apply by 1st June This year’s AGM – Monday 12th July, 7pm on ZoomDCE Community Fund – open for applications – apply by 31st July3rd Share Offer – 700kW all installed.3rd Share Offer Reopened and CLOSED within 10…

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Opportunity for Project Managers – apply by 1st June 2021

DCE is a Community Benefit Society set up in 2013 with the aim of increasing the deployment of renewable energy in Dorset with community benefits. Our current portfolio includes 22 community-financed solar PV installations on schools, hospitals and community buildings (total installed capacity 1,100kW) with an income from FITS, and more recently from selling generated…

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Early notification of AGM Monday 12th July 7pm

This year’s AGM will be held by Zoom at 7pm on Monday 12th July at 7pm. In addition to the formal AGM there will be presentations and questions on our latest projects which include almost 500kW of solar panels at Weymouth College and the innovative Energy Local Bridport project. Energy Local Bridport will be the first example in England of…

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DCE Community Fund – open for applications – apply by 31st July 2021

The Community Fund is currently open to support projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and or address fuel poverty. They may also include local food, sustainable transport or waste reduction, and any other activity which reduces carbon emissions. The project must be located with the geographical area of the Dorset and BCP councils. The…

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DCE 3rd Share Offer Reopened and Closed!

DCE reopened its 3rd Share Offer on the 10th May, to raise a further £194,418 to install 467kWp of rooftop solar at three more sites.  These shares were offered firstly to ‘Over-Subscribers’ from our 2019 Share Offer, and secondly to our existing members.  The share offer was open from 10th May until the target was…

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Welcome to our November 2020 Newsletter

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: 3rd Share Offer update – On track to complete all 700kW by March 2021Adding ground-mounted PV to Energy Local BridportAsset Manager update Best wishes from DCE Directors: Derek, Emily, Henry, Pete, Tim, and Tom 3rd Share Offer update – on track to…

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3rd Share Offer update – on track to install 700kW by March 2021

Since our last newsletter in May, and despite the Covid-19 complications, we have installed and commissioned further sites: All Saints, at Weymouth in May, Beaminster School in September, and our first Dorset Community Healthcare site, Bridport Community Hospital was commissioned on 29th October. We are especially pleased to have been able to progress installations with…

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