ECOE Team News

  A big welcome to Miles David and Alistair Mumford who were elected to our Board of Directors at our AGM on 22nd June. Miles has spent 10 years in recruitment for the low carbon and sustainability industry and is a co-founder & Director of global recruitment, market intelligence and business development company Lewis Davey. […]

Other News and Events

December News We’re all expectantly awaiting news on the future of the Feed-in Tariff from the government.  It would seem likely that the Department of Energy & Climate Change will report back on the consultation to MPs on the 16 December.  We should then learn of the government’s intentions which could well come into force by […]

Relight My Fire Festival

Relight My Fire Festival comes alive! ReLight My Fire Festival, which saw artists bring energy to the streets and venues of Exeter between 18th and 21st September, was a great success. Thank you to everyone who took part or came along to one of the many events – all the pedallers who powered the bands at Exeter Quay, […]

September PV1 Update

Solar PV1 We are very happy to announce that we have signed a Heads of Terms agreement with Exeter College for a 150kWp installation at their Technology Centre on Cumberland Way. There is still a lot to work to do but this is a significant step after a long process of developing an attractive enough […]

Community Energy and Renewables News

  Government Policy on Renewables There is uncertainty in the green energy sector as the government moves forward with changes to the way subsidies, green taxes and industry regulations are managed. Firstly, the government have announced that the Renewables Obligation, a subsidy for large scale renewables projects, will be removed for onshore wind a year […]

ECOE News and Events

ECOE News and Events There will not be a second Community Share Offer in January 2016 as previously planned. This is no longer required due to funds being raised in November. If you are a new Member/Shareholder, your Share Certificate will be issued on/by December 14th. Visit our new Members Page for more. We are working with […]

July projects update

July Projects Update Solar PV1 We continue to progress our rooftop PV project Solar PV1, working through contacts we obtained from a roof survey commissioned earlier in the year. Our project management team and a group of dedicated volunteers getting in touch with a wide range of community organisations, charities and local businesses and hopefully […]

Public Meeting and AGM – Report

ECOE Public meeting and AGM – Report We had a great turnout for our public meeting and AGM on Monday 22d June – thanks to everyone who came. It was, as always, a really engaging and positive event, focusing on a review of our first year and future possibilities including renewable heat, local energy supply, […]

June update on Solar PV1

June update on Solar PV1 Our main focus at the moment is working through the data we commissioned from mapping experts Bluesky, which gave us a database of over 300 roofs in Exeter that could be suitable for our project. We have now sorted them into categories and we’re focusing initially on local businesses, charities […]

ECOE and ground mounted solar

ECOE and ground mounted solar We have been offered an exciting opportunity to partner with a solar farm developer who are offering us ownership of 1/3rd of two local ground-mounted solar sites. Grid connection is obtained and planning is still needed. Many community energy groups have successful ground mount projects including Bath and West Community […]