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Community-owned solar farm powers up in West Sussex

Solar farm near Merston enabled by funding from £1.2m share offer

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Sussex residents embrace local energy

Sussex residents embrace local energy. £1.248 million is raised for a community solar project near Chichester, double the original target.

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Meadow Blue - Public Share Offer

Meet the Directors and local team from Ovesco on Wednesday 18th November...

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Community-owned solar farm powers up in West Sussex

Solar farm near Merston enabled by funding from £1.2m share offer

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Meadow Blue Community Energy (MBCE), a community benefit society, is celebrating as the 5MWp solar farm near Merston has been connected to the grid. It will generate enough clean solar electricity to power the equivalent of 1,515 local homes . The finance was raised following a popular share offer, which raised more than the target amount in less than three weeks. Read more...

 


Sussex residents embrace local energy

£1.248 million is raised for a community solar project near Chichester, double the original target.

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1st December 2015 – Almost half the investors in Meadow Blue Community Energy’s community-owned solar farm in Merston near Chichester came from within 35 miles of the project.  The share offer was one of 15 launched across the country in the month following the announcement of the Treasury’s removal of Enterprise Investment Scheme tax relief on community energy projects, and raised the largest amount.

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Chris Rowland Chairman of Meadow Blue Community Energy says, "We are delighted that there was an overwhelming response to our community share offer...  Read more here...

 


Opportunity to invest in Meadow Blue Community Energy
 

The Ethex website has just gone live & already has investors

The MBCE website is also live

Community Share Offer document here...

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Watch the video on YouTube...

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The share offer aims to raise £640,000, which will be invested in a 5MW solar array at Merston Farm in Chichester, is eligible for Enterprise Investment Tax (EIS) tax relief and aims to pay investors 7% interest/annum. The directors of Meadow Blue Community Energy include Chris Rowland (a director of OVESCO Ltd CIC) and Nick Rouse (a director of OVESCO Ltd CIC & OVESCO Limited CBS) as well as Julie Salmon, Dave Barton and Steve Webb. To meet the directors join us on Tuesday 17 November 2015, 4-6pm, 6-8pm, Vicars’ Hall, The Royal Chantry, Cathedral Cloisters, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1PX.

IMPORTANT: due to recent changes to the Enterprise Investment Tax (EIS) tax relief announced on the 26th October, investors cheques must clear by the 23rd November and BACS payments by 24th November. For more information about how and when to invest go to the Ethex website

This is almost certainly the last chance to benefit from a share offer in a community energy project using EIS.

Chris Rowland – Director OVESCO Ltd CIC & Meadow Blue Community Energy.

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Harvesting sunlight the solid state way

Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 18:30 - 21:00, University of Sussex, Lecture Theatre AS3, Richmond Building, Brighton BN1 9QT

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Dr Tim Bruton, Managing Editor of Progress in Photovoltaics and one of the Country’s leading experts on PV cell technology.

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A growing number of photovoltaic panels are appearing on rooftops, both domestic and industrial, and in fields as part of larger scale power generation. More...
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Registration: https://localevents.theiet.org/ab0ac4

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This event is free of charge and open to all.

 


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Ashden Awards 2016
 

Applications for the 2016 Ashden Awards are now open.

Find out more and apply here...

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Can you help us to find the 2016 Ashden Award winners?
Could you recommend anyone who could apply for an Ashden UK Award?
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Are you helping to create a low-carbon UK? The Ashden Awards are now open for entries: Deadline Tuesday 3 November 2015.

 


Community Energy Conference presentations

  Take a look at the presentations from keynote speakers and workshops that took place on the day.

 


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