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The Power to Transform – 7pm, Thursday 17th September 2015

This event is to launch the report: ‘The Power to Transform the South West’, in Gloucestershire. The report was created by the Resilience Centre and commissioned by Green MEP Molly Scott Cato, it demonstrates how the South West can provide 100%+ of its energy needs through renewable energy alone. The report identifies the potential for […]

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Call for new Board Members

Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-operative (GCEC) is recruiting new Board members to add to the existing Board of four. We hope to identify and develop new projects, and our immediate priority is to put in place a one year and a five year plan. Will you join us? About GCEC Gloucestershire Community Energy Coop (GCEC) is […]

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March 2015 – Solar Statistics

Here are the latest statistics for the generation from our solar panels on the CityWorks building in Gloucester. Over the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 we had a problem with one of our inverters. R-ECO engineers came to have a look, but before they performed any intervention the inverter seemed to correct […]

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Autumn Statistics 2014

Here are the latest statistics for the generation from our solar panels on the CityWorks building in Gloucester.  In summary we had an above average September, which finished a high generation period overall for the summer, and then back down to earth with a slightly below average October. Of course the long summer days are […]

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25 Sep 2014 – AGM and Pete Capener talk

We are holding our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 25th September at the Gloucester Resource Centre, City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF. Anyone who is interested in Community Energy is welcome to attend the meeting. ‘Can Community Energy Really Make a Difference?’ Pete Capener, Chair of Bath & West Community Energy and interim Chair […]

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Cheltenham Green Doors 20th and 21st September – all welcome

Cheltenham Green Doors are holding their 4th open homes and the gardens annual event on 20th and 21st September 2014. Homes across Cheltenham and the surrounding area will be opening their doors over the weekend, to enable you to see how they are investing in and employing sustainable energies and ways of living. Cheltenham Green […]

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Summer Statistics 2014

The long summer days are behind us for another year – how did the panels fare over the peak summer months? Luckily, it seems like the bad squirrel days are behind us. Whilst not hitting the heights of summer 2013, the generation for 2014 (in purple) has been above the expected generation levels for all […]

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Solar Spring Statistics

The quarterly statistics are in. How have the panels been fairing? As we would expect the panels are getting towards their summer peak. However the generation figures have been slightly lower than average over the last few months. We suspect the panels may need some extra technical attention to get them back to maximum capacity […]

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Swedish visitors – Välkommen!

A few months ago we were contacted by Annelie Våhlin from Sweden, who told us: We have four small villages in the countryside working in different ways to become more sustainable and less dependent on fossil fuels. We are planning for a study trip to England, to visit some other projects connected to the transition […]

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Back on track

The results are in, and we are definitely back on track. The headline news? The latest meter readings show production in March is happily higher than average, at 129% of expected production. So, thumbs up. The nitty gritty? For the graph and number enthusiasts, here are the breakdowns.  Graph 1.  Average daily output – with […]

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