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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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Adding ground-mounted PV to Energy Local Bridport

Due to the extent of interest in this project, projected customer demand exceeds the current renewable energy supply of the 50kW wind turbine at Salway Ash.  DCE therefore secured funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund for a feasibility study to identify sites for two 200kW ground- mounted PV arrays to provide additional local renewable…

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Asset Manager

A big thank you to Pete West who to date has been acting as Asset Manager for our installations, and is now stepping down from this role.  We have received four applications for the recently advertised post and will be looking to select shortly. 

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DCE is recruiting an Asset Manager – apply by 6th November.

We are looking for someone to look after our solar installations, please read below if it it could be you and forward to any interested contacts.  Dorset Community Energy intends to recruit a part-time Asset Manager on a self-employed contract basis, whose responsibilities will entail monitoring performance of up to 25 solar photovoltaic installations on…

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DCE is recruiting an Asset Manager – apply by 6th November.

Dorset Community Energy intends to recruit a part-time Asset Manager on a self-employed contract basis, whose responsibilities will entail monitoring performance of up to 25 solar photovoltaic installations on schools, community buildings and hospitals in Dorset. Remuneration is £22.05 per hour. Full Job Description / Person Specification and how to apply here. Closing date 6th…

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Dorset Community Energy 2020 AGM

Around 30 members joined our Virtual AGM which also featured presentations from Directors on: new installations under our third share offer; Energy Local Bridport and our Communications. The minutes of the meeting and the presentations can be viewed on our Members page.

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Solar panels installed on Beaminster School

DCE have succesfully commissioned a further 112kw of solar PV during the school’s summer holidays. The installation was completed by our contrators: Solar Voltaics, and covers five different parts of the school’s roof. The school will use most of the power on site, with excess energy at weekend’s and during school holidays exported to the…

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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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