BWCE Green Energy Tariff

BWCE energy available through Our Power In B&NES

Bath and West Community Energy in conjunction with Bath and North East Somerset Council are now promoting 2 local energy tariffs, through the ‘Our Power In B&NES’ scheme, in partnership with not-for-profit energy supplier Our Power: The ‘Our Local Green Energy’ tariff offers local households the chance to buy 100% renewable electricity, which is locally generated […]

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BWCE £1M 5% ISA 5 Year Solar Bond Offer:

Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) are refinancing a loan taken out to fund its first tranche of solar PV panels which were installed on 9 local schools and community buildings in 2011/2012. The bond which is available in an ISA wrapper (tax free interest payments on investments up to £20,000) aims to pay interest […]

BWCE Working Waterwheel Video

Video: BWCE Batheaston Waterwheel Turning

BWCE’s waterwheel at the Old Mill Hotel, Batheaston was installed and started turning just before Christmas. The wheel which is of a ‘Zuppinger’ water wheel type design shown above and will have the capacity to generate 13.5kW of electricity, or about 88,000 kWh per year, enough to provide the electricity for 25 homes. BWCE hope that the […]

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Don’t buy it, Borrow It!

Time Bank Plus,  is starting a new project offering locals the opportunity to borrow rather than buy useful items like tools, household and gardening equipment, catering utensils, camping items, children & baby equipment. The project is being funded by a grant from the Bath &West Community Energy Community Fund. The Borrow It ‘store’ will be located […]

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BWCE successfully completes fundraising for 5MW Crewkerne Solar PV Array

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) has successfully raised the money to purchase a solar PV farm near Crewkerne, Its combined share and bond offer raised £2.63million to help purchase the farm. The remaining balance of £3.33million will be raised through a commercial loan. The farm will produce enough electricity to provide about 1,600 homes […]