What we do

We develop community-owned renewable energy in the Lewes district and across East Sussex. Our aim is to reduce our local carbon footprint and lower our dependence on imported energy. We do this in partnership with schools, businesses and community groups.

We have already completed nine projects to install PV panels, generating just over 300,000 kWh of electricity each year.

We raise money to fund these projects through community share offers so that local people can have a stake in what we do. We have around 410 investors from the Lewes district and its surroundings who have invested over £600,000 and receive interest payments annually.

We contribute surplus funds, and apply for grants, to promote and support energy efficiency in the area, as a community benefit. These include advice to households on insulation, a feasibility study for district heating, mentoring of those setting up similar community enterprises, fact-finding visits to existing installations.

OVESCO’s vision

Our vision is for a future in which 100% of our energy needs are generated locally from renewable sources.

OVESCO’s mission

Our mission is to generate community owned renewable energy locally and help as many people as possible to do the same.

We educate and help people to use less oil, coal and gas. We share our experience to inspire others.

OVESCO Aims to:

  • Demonstrate our commitment to a low carbon future by delivering renewable energy projects.
  • Provide opportunities for the local community to invest in renewable energy.
  • Sell green, community-controlled electricity.
  • Inspire and help local people to generate their own renewable energy.
  • Help people to reduce their energy usage.



Sunny Solar Schools

Sunny Solar Schools

In 2018 OVESCO invited you to invest in community-owned solar generation for schools in East Sussex. We raised £70,000, and installed 60kW of solar PV via two projects on local schools – St John’s College, Brighton and a second installation at King’s Academy, Ringmer.

Pre-registration.  We are currently pre-registering school roof-tops before March 31st this year when the government’s feed in tariff ends.  If you are part of a school that would like solar panels – at no cost to the school – please get in touch.

We will launch a new community share offer later in 2019.

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Ovesco are pre-registering roof tops of community buildings before the 31st March deadline.
Community Energy groups will then have a year to build any solar projects that they have pre-registered.
If you are part of an organisation that would like to get their roof-top registered, and make the most of the benefits of community energy.  Get in touch.


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