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2016 – Solar Statistics

How did the solar panels fare over 2016? Graph 1.  Average daily output – with the 2016 production in brown Graph 2. Monthly output displayed against previous years – 2016 in blue Graph 3. Monthly output displayed against the average of what we would expect (the green line), and the last four years averaged And […]

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Martin Alder

We were very saddened to learn of the death of Martin Alder in October 2016. Martin was instrumental in establishing the Gloucester Community Energy Co-operative, and served as its chair for many years. He was involved with renewable energy for more than 30 years. Initially he joined the water industry in 1979 (Wessex) where he […]

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September 2015 – Solar Statistics

Here are the latest statistics for the generation from our solar panels on the CityWorks building in Gloucester. The good news is that the minor inverter issues we noticed in January have not resurfaced, although we will be watching carefully again this winter. We are pleased that we can report that overall the production for […]

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Calling all members – AGM on 24th Sept 2015, 7.30pm

You are invited to our AGM on Thursday 24th September at the Gloucester Resource Centre, City Works, Alfred Street, Gloucester GL1 4DF. Tea and coffee will be available from 7pm, and the meeting will start promptly at 7.30pm with a presentation, discussion, and an opportunity for questions. The talk will focus on the expected impact […]

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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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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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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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All wired up

Following on from our discovery of squirrels nesting and nibbling under our panels we have taken action to try and stop them coming back. NBC pest controllers have fixed wire mesh around our entire array. A big thank you to Mark and Shaun for their hard work attaching the mesh. They had to cut each […]

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