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February 2019 Newsletter

In this issue: Dorset Community Energy solar generation in 2018New solar installations in 2019 – get ready to support our share offer – please help us gauge local interest by completing this short survey  by 10th March – once we have thirty responses we will make a donation to Trees for Life, who …
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Dorset Community Energy solar generation in 2018

Last year, 2018, was the second sunniest UK year on record according to the Met Office, with 1575 hours of sunshine landing on our solar panels.  We generated 445,876 kWh of electricity, more than 10% above that predicted in our share offer documents.  Dorset Community Energy (DCE) members benefitted from …
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Microgrids and Passiv House development in Bridport

Dorset Community Energy (DCE) also secured funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund to carry out a feasibility study to supply solar photovoltaic electricity to 53 new homes being developed by Bridport Co-Housing and designed to Passiv House specifications. DCE appointed consultants Wessex Energy Solutions (WES) to conduct the study which …
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Last chance to benefit from Feed-In Tarrif

If you are considering installing solar photovoltaic panels, or any other renewable electricity technology on your home then you need to act quickly as the Feed-in Tariff will close to new installations on 31st March 2019. Of course you can install solar photovoltaic panels without the Feed-in Tariff, but to get the …
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2018 AGM papers available

The DCE AGM was held in Bridport on 17th July 2018. If you would like to read the papers, you will find them listed on the Members page.
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July 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to our July 2018 Newsletter Thank you for opting in to the Dorset Community Energy newsletter – this is our first newsletter since the 25th May 2018, the date the new General Data Protection Regulation came into force, you are one of 109 people who opted in! In this issue: ⦁    AGM …
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AGM – Tuesday 17th July 2018 – Why you should come?

⦁ A chance to visit the recently re-opened Literary and Scientific Institute. ⦁ We’ve organised a finger buffet from 18:30 – 19:00 ⦁ You get to vote on the interest payment and to elect your Directors, or even become one yourself.  (If you can’t come do use your proxy vote that we …
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DCE Chair Tim Crabtree discusses renewable energy with Prince Charles

On 25th May during a visit to Dorset, Prince Charles officially opened the new Literary and Scientific Institute building in Bridport. Tim and other local people have spent several years raising funds for the historic building which has been refurbished to a high standard. The Institute now includes a spacious café …
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New projects in Dorset

Thank you to those of you who completed our recent survey into attitudes about renewable energy in Dorset.  We are currently applying for feasibility funding for two new projects in Dorset. The first is to investigate the possibility of setting up a micro-grid for renewable energy in a co-housing project …
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