According to Positive News, Britain’s first solar power station owned by local people is now being established, following the success of a community investment scheme.

Having received planning permission, an array of 544 photovoltaic (PV) panels is being constructed on the roof of Harvey’s brewery in Lewes. Set to go live by the end of July, it is the first of its kind in the country according to the group behind it.

Ouse Valley Energy Services Company Limited (Ovesco), an offshoot of Transition Lewes, launched the scheme on Tuesday 19 April at Lewes Town Hall, offering a share issue for the capital cost of £307,000.


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