Celebrating Gill Wyatt’s ECOE legacy

Gill Wyatt, Exeter Community Energy founding director and former chair and chief executive officer, has left the board. She has also passed her role as manager of ECOE’s Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project to Tara Bowers. However Gill will continue as the Healthy Homes Community Liaison Officer and a Home Energy Advisor. ECOE would not […]

Healthy Homes prepares for the next season

It has been a strange few months for everyone, not least for our Healthy Homes team. They are usually out and about in the community giving talks, running drop in clinics and visiting people in their homes. Instead they have all been working from home. As we approach the next winter season, which for this […]

The role of grid-scale energy storage in deep decarbonisation

ECOE member Jeff Ridley recently attended an Imperial College London seminar with the above title. Jeff produced the following summary to share with the organisation. The notion here was that we will need seasonal timescale energy storage to fill the gaps in renewable generation. Clearly battery storage can handle the day-to-day fluctuations. However, the presenter […]

AGM 2020: ECOE progresses to new horizons

It’s typical of COVID-19 times that Exeter Community Energy had to take this year’s Annual General Meeting online. But it was a nice change from the background pandemic that the news was generally good. Our ongoing solar power generation and fuel poverty projects are doing well. As of the financial year end on January 31 […]

Meet the new people at ECOE: Rory McNeile

The ECOE team continues to evolve with time. We’re keeping you up to date on the new faces to you so that you don’t wonder who they are when you meet them. Here, we introduce Rory McNeile, who is focusing on our green retrofit work What is your role at ECOE Rory? I am delighted […]

ECOE AGM on July 15 – put it in your diary

We invite all our members and supporters to join us from 6:30-8pm on Wednesday July 15 for the Exeter Community Energy (ECOE) Annual General Meeting online, via Microsoft Teams, which should work on your computer via your internet browser. As usual, we’ll be reviewing the year’s activities, and showing how our solar PV installations are […]

Help us provide emergency support and basic necessities to low income households

Visit our Just Giving page to make a donation At Exeter Community Energy, since the start of the COVID-19 lockdown, we have seen a threefold increase in the level of requests for support from our Healthy Homes Hardship Fund, which was launched last winter. Our Winter Warmth campaign generated almost £5000 for the Hardship Fund, […]

Healthy Homes adapts to COVID-19

We are all having to adjust to the impact of the coronavirus and find the best ways to keep everybody safe. It’s a fast learning curve and our Healthy Homes project has had to change the services it can offer. Before the crisis took hold our Healthy Homes project was extremely busy. We had talked […]

ECOE’s 2019 community fund awards money to the most groups ever

On February 12, ECOE once again helped local people, by funding eleven groups to tackle the climate emergency or advance social justice. This year people applied from all areas of Devon where ECOE has either solar power generation or runs our Healthy Homes for Wellbeing project. This brought the most applicants to ECOE’s community fund […]

Solar power generation starts at The Beacon and Westbank

Here’s some positive news amid the gloom. ECOE is successfully generating electricity at two new sites – The Beacon Community Centre on Beacon Lane, and Westbank in Exminster. We got the formal installation certificate for the 29.9kW project at The Beacon on February 12. We then got the certificate for the 45.9kW project at Westbank […]