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2018 – Solar Statistics

How did the solar panels fare over 2018? Here’s a graph showing monthly output in 2018 (in orange) displayed against the average of what we would expect (the green line), and the last six years until 2017 averaged (blue line). Despite a couple of snowy spells in March 2018, the production for 2018 was above […]

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AGM 24th September 2018

All members are invited to the Annual General Meeting on Monday 24th September 2018 at Gloucester Resource Centre, Alfred St, Gloucester GL1 4DF. Tea and coffee will be available from 7pm and the meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm. Here is the agenda for the meeting, and also the annual report. The main discussion of […]

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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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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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Insulating Gloucestershire

We have been working for some months looking at the best way to help those in fuel poverty to improve the insulation of their homes. At the end of 2013 we hoped we had found a solution through working with the Energy Saving Co-operative on a pilot project in central Gloucester.  However it was with […]

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Generation problems

Straight after the good news of a high output for 2013 so far from the CityWorks solar PV, comes some bad news. We noticed last week that the system was showing some ongoing faults, and it turns out that one of our inverters has not been working since November 7th. At this point we do […]

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Pylon problems

A new report by Cornwall Energy ‘Overcoming grid connection issues for community energy projects‘  has highlighted the big issue of grid connection that is holding back many community energy initatives. One of the key points is that high and variable connection cost quotations can cause surprises and derail projects.  If grid reinforcement is needed it […]

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Successful AGM 2013

We had a successful second AGM on Sept 5th 2013 in Highnam. Thank you to all of you that came along. Alistair Stevens from the Severn Wye Energy Agency talked about the work of the agency, with a focus on community energy. Next we had the business of the AGM for Gloucestershire Renewable Energy Co-operative. […]

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Community Energy Fortnight

We are pleased to support the first ever Community Energy Fortnight. This is an initiative of the Community Energy Coalition. Running from 24th August – 8th September, events will be taking place right across the UK. The aim of the fortnight is to inspire people about the wide-ranging benefits of community energy. To show our […]

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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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