Updates, opinion and events

November 21, 2022

How Lawrence Weston is harnessing community energy for social justice

England’s tallest onshore wind turbine will soon be built in Lawrence Weston, northwest Bristol. Reaching 150m tall, it’s nearly at tall as Blackpool Tower, and will […]
November 17, 2022

Opportunity to join the Megawatt Community Energy Fund panel

Want to get more involved in the cooperative? This new opportunity to join the Megawatt Community Energy Fund panel is open to all members (investor shareholders). […]
October 6, 2022

Microgrid Foundry flying high

In 2019 Bristol Energy Coop, along with partners CEPRO and Chelwood Community Energy, established the Microgrid Foundry. Its aim was to establish a replicable way of […]
September 28, 2022

Community energy vs commercial developers

More clean, renewable energy. We’re all sold on that idea. It’ll give us energy security, cut volatile bills and lower carbon emissions.  But there are different […]
September 28, 2022

How has the energy crisis impacted our community energy coop?

A few members and supporters have been in touch asking how the energy crisis has impacted the coop. In this quick Q&A we cover some of […]
July 25, 2022

Energy efficiency a key theme in Megawatt fund 2022

Energy efficiency was the key theme in this year’s Megawatt Community Energy Fund. We set up the fund in 2017 to help groups in and around […]
July 13, 2022

Four times more solar at Bristol Beacon

Bristol’s music scene is about to get a green boost! Later this year, we’ll be putting 348 solar panels on the rooftop of the iconic Bristol […]
July 4, 2022

Thanks to all our investors!

Our eighth share offer closed this week, and wow, what an achievement. Over the course of six months, 478 people came together to raise a staggering […]
June 23, 2022

Going big at Bottle Yard Studios

We’re hopping about with excitement that we can finally unveil our latest project – a massive 1MW solar array on the new Bottle Yard film studios. […]