• Northgate Leisure Centre Installation

    Northgate Leisure Centre is the site of CCEL’s first solar pv project. It was commissioned in September 2016 with the benefit of the government feed in tariff and a power purchase agreement with Cheshire West and Chester borough council. The 192 roof mounted solar panels produce enough electricity to power 12 average households.

  • LED Lighting Projects

    CCEL has an ongoing project to replace inefficient lighting in community centres with LED lighting. The project is supported by a grant from Power to Change through its New Generation Fund. The main aim of the project is to demonstrate that an energy efficiency programme can be a successful business model for other community groups to replicate.

  • Christleton Solar Array

    The Christleton Sports Centre project was commissioned in February 2020. It consists of 222 roof mounted solar panels producing 60 Kilowatts peak power. The panels were installed by local contractor Genfit for the Brio Leisure facility on the site of Christleton High School.

Chester Community Energy Ltd. is a registered Community Benefit Society which develops and facilitates renewable energy schemes in Chester and the surrounding area. Our aim is to produce renewable energy generation, reduce the carbon emissions in our area and encourage energy efficiency. We raise funds to carry out our work via grants and public share offers.

As of May 2020, we have ninety members and five Directors who are all volunteers. Any surplus funds we generate are re-invested back into our community and/or into new projects.

We are registered as a Community Benefit Society (no. 7272) with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. Our commitment is to establish a sustainable business that provides a legacy to support the health and well-being of our community and the environment.