Congrats to our friends in Britain! A bittersweet occasion with benefits being lowered, but still a time to hoist a pint of the Sunshine Ale.
Non-profit IPS community energy company OVESCO has successfully completed the installation of the UK's first 100% community-funded solar power station. The Lewes Community Power Station was switched on today, Saturday 30th July, just hours before Government's new; lower feed-in tariff rates take effect.
Ovesco successfully raised 100% of the £307,000 installation cost from local people and investors, providing it with the opportunity to install and grid connect the 544 solar PV panels on top of the warehouse roof of Harveys Brewery, which has created a commemorative beer, 'Sunshine Ale', to mark the occasion.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
CEO, Solar Panel Hosting LLC http://www.solarpanelhosting.com