Community energy evangelists spread the word

The community energy company Ouse Valley Energy Services Co. (OVESCO) in Lewes is at the vanguard of a community energy revolution, giving local residents the opportunity to take a stake in locally generated renewable energy and helping similar groups start up across the country. Formed by members of Transition Town Lewes in 2007, the company has installed solar panels on the roofs of two schools, a farm, a nursery and the town’s local brewery, with more than 250 shareholders benefitting.

With dramatic plans for expansion, OVESCO is also dedicated to passing on its know-how to other community energy groups across Southern England, and is a mentor in the Government’s Community Energy Peer Mentoring Scheme.

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Up on the roof at Brickyard Farm to see the solar PV panels.
Barcombe Nurseries: just one of the community solar projects made possible by OVESCO.
OVESCO is committed to sharing it’s learnings with other groups across the south of England.
Chris Rowland
2 Station Street
BN7 2DA Lewes , East Sussex
United Kingdom