West Sussex to turn former council waste site into energy storage facility

The project will be developed in two phases, the first of which will be a 12MW battery system

West Sussex council energy supplier offers fuel vouchers to vulnerable residents

Your Energy Sussex is working with Citizens Advice to provide emergency fuel vouchers for pre-payment meter customers who are struggling to pay bills

West Sussex fired up for heat network project

A feasibility study will look into whether the project is viable from a technical and financial perspective

West Sussex Council powers up solar farm and battery storage

The Westhampnett solar project is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 2,400 homes a year

West Sussex’s community solar farm powers up

A 5MW community solar farm has started generating power in West Sussex. Meadow Blue Community Energy (MBCE) raised £1.2 million for the project located near Merston. It is expected to provide enough electricity for more than 1,500 homes. The project was developed by Solstice Renewables and constructed by Solarcentury.   Chris Rowland, Director at MBCE […]

First council-owned solar farm powers up

A £5.2 million solar farm claimed to be the first to be owned by a council has been switched on. Located on 25 acres of West Sussex County Council’s land near Chichester, the 5MW Tangmere solar farm is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,500 homes. The council is setting up a power purchase […]

Work starts on West Sussex solar farm

The construction of a 4.85MW solar farm in West Sussex has started. It is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 1,500 homes. The project, which is scheduled to start operating by October, costs £5.2 million. Companies Your Energy Sussex and Carillon are responsible for the development. They believe the electricity generated and sold to […]

West Sussex solar farm gets green light

A solar project in West Sussex that is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 1,000 homes has been granted planning permission. The 4MW solar farm, which will be located at Tangmere Airfield, will cost £4.1 million to build and is estimated to pay for itself in less than 10 years. West Sussex […]

Shale gas exploration bid ‘should be refused’

A company’s bid to explore for oil and gas in a national park near West Sussex should be turned down, planning officials have recommended. Celtique Energie has put forward a planning application for a site near Fernhurst in the South Downs National Park to drill a vertical well to test for oil and gas. Officers […]

Court says Balcombe residents can challenge fracking

The High Court says residents of Balcombe will be allowed to challenge the county council’s decision to grant planning permission to fracking company Cuadrilla, according to campaigners. The tiny village shot to fame last summer after weeks of fracking protests where MP Caroline Lucas was arrested. (A Brighton court ruled her not guilty of “wilful […]