Will Apps, Head of Energy Development at the Crown Estate, will be sharing latest thinking on the role of offshore wind in decarbonising the UK’s electricity supply. See him at Steyning Cricket Club. Doors (and bar) open at 7.30pm. Talk starts at 8.00pm. Free entrance, with collection at the end to cover costs.
Sustainability on Sea is a micro festival focusing on sustainable initiatives across Hastings and St Leonards.
The aim is to promote a sustainable future encouraging positive behaviour change and supporting and promoting those who are playing their role towards this goal.
The festival is co-ordinated by Energise Sussex Coast and Transition Town Hastings and is supported by the Foreshore Charitable Trust and Interreg North West Europe (as part of the Climate Active Neighbourhoods project).
This Year we are back in the beautiful surroundings of the Linklater Pavilion in Lewes for another This year we are back in the beautiful surroundings of the Linklater Pavilion, at the end of Community Energy Fortnight, with our usual mix of interesting talks and workshop opportunities, but this year we will be extending the day with a social event into the evening, with refreshments and a light supper. There will be plenty of time for networking and catching up throughout the day.
In the morning hear from our Local Community Energy groups about their projects and outlook for the coming year. Dr Colin Nolden will share his knowledge on Peer to Peer Trading, with other talks covering Schools, Green Railways, Retrofitting, EV & Charging, Community Water and making Community Energy groups sustainable.
book tickets HERE (free or donation tickets available)
On 26th May, Energise Sussex Coast are holding a workshop for local residents to explore the factors to consider when thinking about installing solar pv.
This workshop will give local residents the impartial information they need to make an informed decision about whether solar PV is the right choice for their household. In this workshop, we will explore the practical, financial and environmental considerations when making a decision about Solar PV.
It takes place between 11.00am and 1.00pm at 17a Silchester Mews, Silchester Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN38 0JB. See full details here
OVESCo and Transition Town Lewes are holding an Electric car show on 21st April, in the rear yard at Harveys Brewery between 11am and 2pm.
There will be a car display, and real owners with their cars to answer any questions, followed by some short talks about electric vehicles at the Phoenix centre. With thanks to Steyning 10:10 who originally seeded this idea! This also follows news that LoCASE has now opened its fund to Electric Cars! (more details on our April newsletter)
You are invited for an evening with OVESCO at the Linklater Pavilion on Wednesday the 8th November from 7pm to 9pm. This is an opportunity to celebrate 10 years of community energy for East Sussex as well as launching our newest project, and accompanying share offer, Sunny Solar Schools.
OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools is installing roof top solar PV at schools in East Sussex and kicks off with an additional 30kW installed at King's Academy Ringmer. A further ten schools have completed feasibility studies with an average of 40kW at each school and we have secured funding for feasibility studies on an additional 14 schools. By supporting this share offer you would reduce the schools energy bills, cut carbon emissions and use solar PV as an educational tool.
Ollie Pendered, Chair of Community Energy South, will be comparing proceedings. Ollie works alongside OVESCO to develop projects such as Energy Saving Champions.
Ruth O'Keeffe is an independent Councillor who has given OVESCO invaluable support in getting panels on Wallands School.
Steve Green is the Head of Sustainability at King's Academy Ringmer. He is coming to share his experiences of solar power benefiting schools and their students.
Patrick Crawford is a director of Sunny Solar Schools and has been integral to the development of the project
Energy Storage and the transition to a sustainable economy
Storage technologies will allow us to store energy generated from the wind and sun storing energy generated during periods of low demand to use during periods of high demand. This will overcome the problem of variable supply and allow electricity grids to operate more efficiently and cost effectively. The industry is booming - estimates by Lux Research suggest the global industry for energy storage could be worth $100bn in the next few years.
This event is a must for any business that has an interest in low carbon and renewable technologies, smart grids, energy storage systems, demand response strategies and the part that these technologies will play in transitioning to a sustainable economy.
More information and how to book your place.
17.30 to 20.00
Cooksbridge, East Sussex