Community Solar Projects

Since we launched Energise South in September 2019 we have installed solar PV systems on 8 sites in Hastings and St Leonards. They are 5 University of Brighton Academies Trust schools, The Dudley Infant Academy, The Baird Academy, Churchwood Academy, The Hastings Academy and The St Leonard’s Academy, this last one being one of the biggest single solar arrays on any school in the country.

We also installed solar systems for a charity, Hastings Furniture Service, the church hall of Christ Church Ore and the Innovation Centre on Churchfields industrial estate.

This brings our total installed capacity to 495kWp in our first six months. We have ambitious plans to develop 1 MW of solar in the next year.

We estimate that by the end of the 25 year license these current sites will have generated 11.5 million Kilowatt Hours of electricity (11.5 Gigawatt Hours). That is equivalent to providing all the electricity used
by 3824 homes for a year, or driving to the moon in a petrol car 42 times or making 287 million slices of toast!

Energise South was set up by Energise Sussex Coast and is part of the Energy4All family of energy co-ops.

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