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The Race Is On For Solar In Sussex

The Race Is On For Solar In Sussex

Despite widespread public approval for renewable energy, the UK Government recently announced that it will be ending all subsidies to new solar power projects from April 2019.

The Feed-In-Tariff scheme, which rewards solar panel owners for the clean energy they produce, has supported nearly 1 million solar installations since it began in 2010.

Community energy groups are furious at the decision and are scrambling to complete as many solar projects as possible before the window closes forever.

Kayla Ente from local non-profit Brighton & Hove Energy Services Co-op (BHESCo), said “This is a major blow for community energy, and is shocking when you remember we were told just a few months ago that the world has until 2030 to avoid the worst effects of climate change.”

BHESCo have launched a ‘Solar For Sussex’ campaign to fundraise £50,000 for eight new community solar projects before the Feed-In-Tariff closes.

Investors will receive a 5% annual return and join a thriving movement that is standing up to climate change.

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