News

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Dorset Community Energy to start innovative pilot project in January

People who live in Salway Ash may have wondered if they could buy the electricity generated by the solar panels on the roof of the village hall, or the nearby wind turbine. Currently any unused electricity from the wind turbine or solar panels is sold by the owners to the national grid for approximately 5p/kWh,…

Continue reading

Dorset Community Energy 3rd Share Offer update

Following our successful share offer, the work to implement DCE’s 3rd 700kWp PV portfolio continues. The first installation with be 100kW at the Wey Valley Academy. Work will be commenced during the Autumn half-term and completed during Spring half-term. We are also aiming to install a further 3 sites in 2019. The remaining sites will be…

Continue reading