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Projects overview

BEC has 15 rooftop solar installations across the Bristol region and two ground-mounted solar farms – one in Lawrence Weston in Bristol and one in Somerset. In addition we have two microgrid schemes (integrated solar, heat pumps, battery storage and EV charging) and two stand-alone battery schemes.

The annual output from our solar portfolio is currently: 12 MW. That’s enough to power over 3,500 average homes.

ACTA COMMUNITY CENTRE
Location Bedminster, Bristol
Size of Installation 84 panels (22kWp)
Year of installation 2016
Bill saving/year £1200
BOTTLE YARD STUDIOS 2 (TBY2)
Location Hengrove, Bristol
Size of Installation 2380 panels (1MW)
Year of installation 2022
Bill saving/year No data yet
BRENTRY AND HENBURY CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Location Brentry, Bristol
Size of Installation 51 panels (30kWp)
Year of installation 2016
Bill saving/year £790
BRISTOL FOLK HOUSE
Location Central Bristol
Size of Installation 40 panels (10kWp)
Year of installation 2014
Bill saving/year £770
BRISTOL INDOOR BOWLS CLUB

Location Ashton Gate, Bristol
Size of Installation 370 panels (152kWp)
Year of installation 2020
Bill saving/year £5,000

CONISTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Location Patchway, Bristol
Size of Installation 80 panels (20kWp)
Year of installation 2016
Bill saving/year £1,280

EASTON COMMUNITY CENTRE

Location Easton, Bristol
Size of Installation 163 panels (42kWp)
Year of installation 2012 & 2016
Bill saving/year £4,670

EMPIRE FIGHTING CHANCE

Location Easton, Bristol
Size of Installation 76 panels (20kWp)
Year of installation 2014
Bill saving/year £1,320

HAMILTON HOUSE
Location Stokes Croft, Bristol
Size of Installation 88 panels (20kWp)
Year of installation 2011
Bill saving/year £3,800
JOHN SHEPPARD

Location St Werburgh’s, Bristol
Size of Installation 400 panels (138kWp)
Year of installation 2018
Bill saving/year £19,750

SOUTH BRISTOL SPORTS CENTRE

Location Brislington, Bristol
Size of Installation 200 panels (50kWp)
Year of installation 2015
Bill saving/year £4,860

KNOWLE WEST MEDIA CENTRE

Location Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol
Size of Installation 104 panels (25kWp)
Year of installation 2012
Bill saving/year £4,600

THE ARCHITECTURE CENTRE

Location Central Bristol
Size of Installation 15 panels (4kWp)
Year of installation 2016
Bill saving/year £335

WICK SPORTS GROUND
Location Wick
Size of Installation 96 panels (27kWp)
Year of installation 2016
Bill saving/year £390

Microgrids in focus – Water Lilies

Microgrids combine excellent energy efficiency with on-site renewables, energy storage and smart technology. Residents get most of their energy from on-site generation, topping up from the grid when needed, and exporting any excess energy to it. No fossil fuel is used on site.

At Water Lilies BEC funded the grid-scale battery for the microgrid. The Water Lilies project is well-advanced now, with the battery and much of the microgrid infrastructure in place. The first residents arrived in 2022.

BEC’s partners at this project are Bright Green Futures and Clean Energy Prospector (CEPRO).

Battery storage in focus – Feeder Road

Feeder Road is a 20MW battery storage project with the capacity to deliver 30MWh of power to the grid for a period of 1.5 hours. It came online in 2023 and is now providing services to the national electricity grid.

It arose from an amazing community fightback, which you can read more about here. BEC is a part-owner of the scheme in partnership with Thrive Renewables.

The multi-party effort behind the project led it to win the “Collaboration in Community Energy” award at the Community Energy England Awards in late 2023. The judges commented that the project “serves as an inspiring example of how collective action and innovative models can shape a more sustainable, inclusive future for all”.

Solar Farms

Lawrence Weston (4.2 MWp)
Puriton (4.6 MWp)

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