Delivering community-owned renewable energy for Lewes and Sussex

Priory School

Combining renewable energy with education OVESCO installed 35KW of PV at Priory School in Lewes in June 2012. This is just one of the many solar schools we have worked with in East Sussex.

Ovesco investors

Sun, beer and electricity make use of 545 PV panels installed on the roof of our local brewery in July 2011. This 98kW ground breaking project has already generated over ½ million kWh’s and inspired community energy groups all over the UK.

Community Energy South

working as a co-operative we have a powerful voice. OVESCO supports Co-operatives UK, Community Energy South and Community Energy England to increase our locally owned energy supply.

Ovesco is a community benefit company run by local volunteers for the local community in East Sussex


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

Sunny Solar Schools coming soon!

We are currently doing feasibility studies for the installation of PV panels at 13 schools as part of our new Sunny Solar Schools project. We hope to make the community share offer public in October 2017.

If you are a school in East Sussex and would like to participate, please contact as soon as possible.

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Ovesco special 10th Anniversary issue Lewes Pound note

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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


OVESCo – Ashden Award for Community Energy video

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Ashden Award Winner 2014
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