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Welcome to our October 2021 Newsletter

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.In this issue: DCE seeks Technical Director – apply by 6th November DCE Community Fund awards £3,500 to local projectsEnergy Local Bridport is liveDCE AGM – over 20% of membership represented – slides and minutes availableDCE reaches 1150kW of installed solar panels Best …

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 …

DCE Community Fund awards £3500 to local projects.

The aim of the Community Fund is to support projects that aim to reduce carbon emissions and or address fuel poverty.  The most recent funding round closed in July 2021 and the following awards were made: Blandford School – to support the installation of LED lighting in classrooms.West Dorset Friends of the …

Energy Local Bridport is live!

Energy Local Bridport went live in September 2021. The Club has started with a ‘mini Club’ of 14 households whilst we check that things are running smoothly. The mini Club has become the first Energy Local Club in England to start operating. We are anticipating some teething …

Dorset Community Energy’s 5th AGM

DCE’s fifth AGM was held via Zoom on the 12th July, with 27 attendees and 18 proxy votes received, over 20% of our membership was represented.  As well as the formal AGM, there was an update on current projects to install a further 1100kW of solar panels, as well as …

DCE reaches 1150kW of installed solar panels

During the summer holidays we installed more solar panels at Weymouth College and Linwood School, these two installations were funded through the re-opened 3rd share offer. The remaining site for installation is Sturminster Newton High School where plans are still being finalised. To see where all our solar …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

DCE’s 3rd Share Offer installations bring total installed capacity to 1100kWp

In May 2019, DCE raised £445,000 to support the installation of 700kW of roof mounted solar panels on schools and hospitals in Dorset. These installations were supported by a 40% grant from Low Carbon Dorset, making the total value £729,080. The installations were delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic, …
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