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January to March 2013 – How are we doing?

What a difference a year makes. Last March our panels outperformed all expectations by generating 149% of their expected electricity, and this year they have been at 89%. However, that is still a none too shabby daily average of nearly 86kWh for March this year, compared to January’s 37kWh, so the longer days really do […]

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Energy we can all afford?

Our own Kevin Frea spoke at the ‘Energy we can all afford?’ meeting, alongside Martin Horwood MP (Cheltenham), and Liz Hutchins from Friends of the Earth. This was one of a series of public meetings with MPs taking place around the country. They are being supported nationally by the Energy Bill Revolution – an alliance […]

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February 2013 – General Meeting

There was a great turn out for the Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-operative in February. Around two thirds of the members were able to attend, which was important because we needed to vote on motions relating to the structure of the society. All the motions were passed. The meeting then moved into an update of how […]

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Pollarding work underway

We have taken action to ensure that the solar panels are working at their best by pollarding the nearby tree that was shading the edge of the panels. Although the tree was affecting a relatively small section of the overall roof, it can still have a big impact on the output.  This is because the […]

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General Meeting Sat 23rd Feb, Cheltenham

The next General Meeting will be Saturday 23rd February, 1.45pm for a 2pm prompt start St Andrews Church, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SP See map We do hope members will attend.  We intend to: Update members on how the panels have been operating over the past year Vote on changes to our rules Since the last […]

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Be part of it – Join our co-operative

Gloucestershire Community Energy Co-operative aims to promote the community ownership of renewable energy generation promote energy efficiency for householders and businesses raise awareness of environmental issues We currently have 49 members who are all investors in our first project – a large solar photovolatic installation on the CityWorks building in Gloucester. We are actively looking […]

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Be inspired – Install your own

Whether its energy efficiency improvements or installing your own renewables, there are plenty of opportunities for greening your home. The Centre for Sustainable Energy (based in Bristol) have a treasure trove of information on all the different options.  Visit their site to find out more. We are in discussion with the Energy Savings Co-operative and […]

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Be involved – Help us find a new project

We currently have one solar project – a 44kW installation (146 panels) on the roof of the City Works Building in central Gloucester. We are actively looking for more projects, could you help us? If you think you know of a suitable project, please do let us know.  We have the experience to help develop […]

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