Happy Xmas from CCEL!

Chester Community Energy Ltd. wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. We are pleased to say that we have produced 3.73 MWh thus far and offset 1463 kg of CO2  (the equivalent on planting 5 trees, or powering 11,300 lightbulbs for a day) from our first scheme at Northgate Arena. Here’s to more success in 2017!

Chester’s first community owned solar PV system installed!

We are please to announce that Chester Community Energy Ltd.’s first 50kW solar PV system has been installed on Northgate Arena and is up and running! The system is generating a community fund to invest in further projects in the future, and generating interest to return to our members. We will provide more information soon. In the meantime please see our website www.chestercommunityenergy.org.uk


Share offer now CLOSED.

Many thanks to all who applied to become our members. With their help, we have successfully raised £61k in community shares to be able to fund a solar PV system at Chester’ Northgate Arena leisure centre. Work will be commencing on site in mid-Sept. We are very excited about this project, which will generate community owned renewable energy in Chester, create a community fund for further investment in new projects and return interest to our members on their shares. We will be updating our website regularly with project progress (including a speeded up video of the installation).

Share offer update and share offer deadline extension

We’re very excited to say in just over a month we’ve reached £56k of our £61k! Our installer will be starting on site in the coming weeks to install the solar panels. We will be closing the share offer as soon as we meet our target.  Therefore, if you are thinking about becoming a member, get an application form in quickly! Get in touch as soon as you can by emailing info@chestercommunityenergy.org.uk

Share offer update – deadline extended to Fri 19th Aug

Everything is on track to get 190 solar PV panels installed at Northgate Arena. We are very pleased to say we have reached £45k of our £61k target in less than a month! Please share and help us to meet our goal of £61k. As such we have extended our deadline to Fri 19th Aug. We will be closing the share offer as soon as we meet our target. We are aiming to return 3-4% a year to our members, and to generate a community fund of £45,000 from our surplus over 20 years. Spread the word!

Share offer update – over £30k raised!

We have now raised more than half of the funds we need to install 190 solar PV panels on the roof of Northgate Arena. All works are currently on schedule to have the panels installed by the end of September, thereby securing the higher feed-in-tariff. Exciting times! We’ve been out flyering all week at various venues around Chester to raise awareness. Please to continue to help us to tell more people about the project.

Share offer update: £25,000 raised so far!

Our first SHARE OFFER is now open. Please see the ‘Invest in us’ page for more details. We are pleased to say that within only two weeks we have reached £25,000 of our £61,000 target! In order to help us to get our first project installed by the end of September, so that we may secure a higher feed-in-tariff and return a greater annual interest to our members on their shares, please share widely with friends, family and your community.

Chester Community Energy launches its first Share Offer!

We are inviting the public to become members of Chester Community Energy Ltd. and invest in us. We are aiming to return up to a 4% interest on member’s investment per year. Minimum purchases start at 250 shares (1 share = £1) up to 5000 shares. We are also aiming to generate a surplus fund for community and environmental projects. To find out more see our Share Offer and Business Plan.

For background information see the Presentation given at our launch event on 13th July 2016 and our Rules

If you have any queries please email info@chestercommunityenergy.org.uk