Community owned Renewable Energy for East Sussex

Developing New Projects

“We have recently submitted our planning application for Ouse Valley Solar Farm. Our application has now also been validated by Lewes District Council. The application reference is LW/22/0254. Alternatively you can find the planning application by clicking here. If you wish to make a comment on the application please visit the planning file and Click “Comments”, then “Make a comment”.”

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Scaling up

From kilowatts to megawatts: We are developing large scale community energy for Sussex

Community Energy South

Ovesco set up CES to lead communities across the South in taking positive action on climate change

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The solar farm would generate circa 16 MW, the equivalent to power in excess of 4,000 homes locally and be built over a period of circa four months. The aim would be to complete by September 2022.

I am writing as policy Director on behalf of Greenpeace UK in support of this proposed solar farm.

Dr Doug Parr

Chief scientist, Greenpeace

As an enthusiastic supporter of community energy schemes, I am writing in support of the proposed Ouse Valley Solar Farm.

Jonathon Porritt

CEO, Forum for the Future

Please support us

Ouse Valley Solar Farm

Planning – Application LW/22/0254

About us

Ovesco is a community interest company which has been operating since 2007 in Sussex. We create community owned renewable energy projects so our local community can become zero carbon.   We have recently launched Communiheat: A project to roadmap how to take the village of Barcombe off oil on the road to Net Zero.

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Our impact

We develop community-owned renewable energy in East Sussex. We want to reduce our local carbon footprint and lower our dependence on imported energy in partnership with schools, businesses and local people.

We create community owned renewable generation assets. So far we have built almost 6MW of solar. We have hundreds of shareholders with hundreds of thousands of pounds invested in community owned renewable energy.

Join us by investing in our projects, supporting new projects and sharing energy saving advice with friends and neighbours

  • 15 roof top & 1 solar farm arrays
  • £1 million towards home micro generation
  • Supported 230 homes to install microgeneration
  • Over 1,000 energy advice calls
  • Educational events for school children and the community
  • Deliver free electricity to 3 local schools/nurseries
  • Cut fuel bills for local schools, businesses & homeowners
  • Mentor new CE groups

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Energy Advise Powering Powering Down

Ovesco are Powering up and Powering Down for our net zero future.  As part of our Powering Down project, we have trained energy champions available to advise on:

Contact us at for an appointment or phone 0800 458 9045


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Useful information on energy and energy saving.


Useful resources to help you tackle energy poverty.

Quotes from partners and investors:

“A more environmentally friendly approach to energy consumption was something our students had pushed hard to achieve.
We are impressed with the ongoing partnership which has been forged between the school and OVESCO including the support for The Ashden Award.”

Tony Smith

Headmaster, Priory School, Lewes

“The live readings from our solar panels, along with individual pupils taking responsibility for turning off lights and equipment demonstrate how substantial savings in cost and CO2 terms can be made.”

Steve Green

Sustainability Manager, Ringmer Community College

Ashden Award Winner 2014