The panels performed well in 2012, sticking closely to the expected generation for most of the year, in spite of the poor summer. An exceptionally sunny March produced an extra bonus in generation, whilst in December the slightly dismal weather combined with a problem with one of the inverters led to less output than we […]
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It’s always a surprise to me just how much electricity the panels on City Works roof generate even when we haven’t seen much of the sun. 3744.89 kWh is just below the expected figure for the month, and so far this year we have had better than expected weather in April and May and then […]
We have now raised £105,000 in shares in the Co-op so our share offer is now fully subscribed. This means that we can pay back all of the loans that were made to us to install the solar PV panels on the City Works roof. We have got 49 members who each subscribed to an […]
A public display has finally been fitted in the lobby of City Works. It shows that over 10,000 kWh have already been generated since December when the panels were fitted. City Works have just received their quarterly electricity bill which showed a reduction for the corresponding quarter in 2011 from 12,630 to 7,720 kWh, suggesting […]
The Renewable Energy Co-operative installed the solar panels before the deadline of 12th December, when the Feed in Tariff was reduced by more than half. Based in the South West, they did a fantastic job to a very tight deadline.
We’ve just launched our share prospectus which you can download from here. Anyone over the age of 16 can become a member of Gloucestershire Community Energy Coop by buying at least £240 worth of shares. All members will have one vote regardless of the size of their shareholding. We’re looking to raise £105,000 to […]
The 44.6 kWp solar pv system is installed, the FIT application has been delivered (by hand) to Good Energy so now we can all sit back and watch the numbers clock up. There will be web access to the meter, but the ‘Sunny Web box’ has taken a while to arrive from the wholesaler, so […]