What are other community energy groups around Bath up to?

At the Bath Community Energy Forum event on September 8th 2016, local community energy groups gave short talks on what they were currently working on. We thought it would be helpful to provide a list, if you find any of these items interesting we are sure the individual groups would be very happy to discuss […]

Schools Energy Best Competition Newbridge School Switchoff Campaign

Transition Bath wins £7,000 grant from the Open Data Institute to develop a Schools’ Energy Competition Website

Transition Bath in combination with Bath: Hacked, Resource Futures and B&NES Council have been awarded a grant by the ODI to develop a website which aims to teach primary school children about energy. The website will provide graphs of schools’ smart meter data, and allow schools through gamification to compete to save energy. The aim […]

Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools Renewable Heating Design

As part of the renovation of Bath’s Georgian Cleveland Pools the trust which owns the site which has attracted a £3.7million heritage lottery grant, is looking to heat the pool with renewable sources of energy. They are looking a 3 options: Water Source Heat Pumps (WSHP) providing heating and hot water to pool areas and […]

Example solar farm with wild flowers

BWCE is fundraising for a 5MW solar PV array in Crewkerne

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) are raising money to purchase a solar PV farm near Crewkerne, Its offering both bonds (5%/5.5%) and shares (7%) to raise the £2.63million to help purchase the farm. The remaining balance of £3.33million will be raised through a commercial loan. BWCE will be purchasing half of the 10.8 MW […]

BWCE Lewis House Solar PV panels

BWCE and Mongoose Energy to become renewable energy supplier

Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) and partner Mongoose Energy are going ahead with plans to become a local energy (gas and electricity) supplier later this year. BWCE see this as a way to continue to grow their business, and to use electricity produced by their solar PV installations. BWCE chair explains some of the […]

Bath Uni Pee to Electricity Machine

University of Bath turning pee into electricity!

Researchers at the University of Bath have been turning pee into electricity. Bacterial are used, which when mixed with pee generate electricity. The aim is to produce a device which could be used in the developing world to power smartphones and laptops in places where mains electricity is not available More information on this BBC […]