ACE Annual General Meeting 2018

Calling All Members! As you may recall, we started the year with a wonderful event to launch the installation of a 82kW solar array at Brookside Academy, in Street – supported by over 50 members and local supporters including James Heappey, MP – with our second installation at Evercreech Junction coming on-line later in the […]

ACE Annual Report 2016

The third Annual Report for Avalon Community Energy is now available to download online! The Annual Report covers the period of January – December 2016; the year in which ACE started to generate clean, safe, renewable energy; providing an income that will create not only interest for our investor members, but also a wider community […]

Spartan Games celebrate rooftop solar

Spartan Games, a games manufacturer based at Evercreech Junction, celebrated the installation of a new solar PV system on 23rd March 2017, which will generate over 20,000 kWh annually. The solar panels were installed for free by Avalon Community Energy after we raised funds for the project through the investment of our members in community shares. Most of […]

ACE Celebrates New Installations

Avalon Community Energy members, supporters, and partners celebrated the society’s new solar PV installations with an event at Brookside Academy Primary School in Street on Monday 9th January 2017. ACE Chair Jon Cousins said: “Today we marked the official launch of the ACE solar panels on Brookside Academy in Street and Spartan Games at Evercreech […]

ACE Share Offer reaches £100k of Investment

Avalon Community Energy raise over £100,000 through Share Offer Avalon Community Energy Ltd (ACE), the locally-owned renewable energy company, has raised over £100,000 through its latest community share offer. This means that ACE will now be able to proceed with their first installation of rooftop solar at Brookside Academy in Street. ACE launched their latest […]

ACE Community Share Offer 2 Now Live Online

Avalon Community Energy are delighted to announce that their second Community Share Offer is now live. The Share Offer will run for a very limited period between November 10th and 27th 2015 in order to allow investors to qualify for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS). Both tax reliefs […]

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ACE shortlisted for M&S Energy Fund regional award!

Avalon Community Energy (ACE) and Brookside Academy are working together to bring community energy to Street in Somerset. The fantastic project will combine energy generation and learning in a primary school setting. We have been shortlisted for the M&S Community Energy fund and with your help we can make it happen. M&S Energy launched the M&S […]

Glastonbury and Wells Energy Future

Pioneer Share Offer Launch- July 10th, Glastonbury Town Hall

BREAKING NEWS! Avalon Community Energy announce Pioneer Share Offer! A unique opportunity has arisen for residents of the Mid-Somerset area to invest in a local community energy company. Avalon Community Energy are launching their Pioneer Share Offer on July 10th at an event at Glastonbury Town Hall. Starting at 17.30, the event is chaired by […]

ACE Annual Report now available – Annual Review

The first Annual Report for Avalon Community Energy is now available to download online! The Annual Report covers the period of January – December 2014 and looks ahead to all we have been doing over the last 6 months as well. This is a very exciting time for ACE as we prepare for our imminent Pioneer Share […]

Molly Scott Cato MEP in Bristol recently with solar panels

The Power to Transform the South West

Avalon Community Energy cordially invite you to a Public Meeting for the launch of a new report from The Resilience Centre: ‘The power to transform the South West’ How to meet the region’s energy needs through renewable energy generation The event is to be held on Friday July 10th at Glastonbury Town Hall, Somerset, from […]

Why Community Energy

Written by our newest ACE Director, Nikki Pillinger. Nikki is a trainee energy consultant and has an MSc in Energy Policy: What are the benefits of community energy projects? Community owned energy projects allow the public to become co-producers of energy rather than distant, passive consumers. This can address the ‘what difference can I make?’ […]

Letter to James Heappey MP

On May 7th, James Heappey was elected as the new MP for the Wells Constituency, which covers the majority of the area we operate within. Our concern is that the new Conservative administration will continue their slow stranglehold on renewables, expressing instead through their actions, their support for the big energy companies and macro-solutions to […]

Say Yes to Worminster Down

SAY YES TO THE WORMINSTER DOWN SOLAR ARRAY Please support the Good Energy proposal to erect a solar array on Worminster Down, North Wootton. We are urging all ACE subscribers and members to write to the Planning Inspectorate to support this case. ACE are in discussions about a potential partnership on this scheme! Why is […]

Launching Membership of ACE!

ACE co-operative has launched its public membership scheme, for the first time welcoming members of the local community of Glastonbury, Wells and the Mid-Somerset area. Following on from Avalon Community Energy’s (ACE) successful application for a Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) grant and subsequent hiring of staff and consultants to support the cooperative’s development, ACE are […]

New Renewable Energy Survey Launched!

ACE have just launched a new simple online survey to help us gather information about local preferences for the energy future of Avalon. ACE is ready to embark on an exciting journey, bringing community-owned solar power to the Mid-Somerset/West-Mendips Area in 2015. We’re using this survey to double-check that we’re moving in the right direction […]

New Members join ACE Team

New Members join ACE Team We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Jake Burnyeat as our Energy Consultant from Communities for Renewables CIC to support our work on the feasibility study and Dan Hurring from Another World Productions Ltd, who will be responsible for our community engagement work. This follows the receipt of […]