• UK’s largest community-owned urban solar farm starts to generate electricity

    Pupils at Oaklands School celebrate landmark moment Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative are hoping for plenty of sunshine as our solar panels start generating ‘power for the people’ at Oaklands School on Ferry Road, Edinburgh The school is the second building in the city to get solar panels as part of the UK’s largest community-owned urban…

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  • Installation Update

    Our installations are progressing well, keeping up to the projected timeline. It has been a pleasure to visit one school where the work was completed and an other where it was on-going. I do laugh at myself in high viz vest and hard hat ! I had not realised what a range of strengths and…

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  • AGM 2016

    It was a good turnout at the first Edinburgh Community Solar AGM with over 60 members turning up to Currie High School on Saturday 16th April. Richard Dixon, Chair of ECSC gave a welcoming speech and after formal business, the members heard from Stuart Hay who gave a presentation about the background of the project.…

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  • Pre-Start Visits Completed

    Our 25 pre start visits are now completed. Our hosts have been welcoming, and even excited by the project. Our team has been Richard Witney, project manager, Johanna Carrie representing the board, Paul Hogan from our installers Emtec or at least one of his colleagues, and Brian Roache , sometimes with one or more of…

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  • Edinburgh Solar Share Offer

    Update 10th February 2016 The share offer is now closed. We are pleased to announce the share offer has successfully raised £1.4m. We are pleased to announce the launch of Edinburgh Community Solar share offer. Edinburgh Community Solar is a Benefit for the Community Society and is seeking to raise £1.4 million to fund the…

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  • Solar investors urged to move quickly to secure EIS tax relief

     The Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative is encouraging investors to move quickly as the UK government has just announced plans to remove community energy projects from its Enterprise Investment Scheme, which allows investors to claim income tax relief of 30 per cent on their investment. The innovative co-operative was launched last month (September 29) and has…

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  • Great News – EIS Tax Relief Confirmed

    It’s great news – we are delighted to be able to inform you that we have received advanced assurance from HMRC that Edinburgh Community Solar Co-operative qualifies for EIS tax relief on shares. This means that those who buy shares in ECSC receive 30% income tax relief on the money invested. See HMRC website for more…

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  • Eco Fair

    Our Directors attended the Greenpeace Scotland Eco Fair on Sunday 4th October. They were delighted with the interest expressed by the attendees. We now have printed copies of the share offer document available – click here to request a copy by post or to download a  copy now.

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  • Share offer Launched

    Thank you to Gylemuir Primary School for hosting a fantastic share offer launch. The sun was shining and pupils were show casing “weather” sun glasses and solar inventions. Heather “the weather” Reid was on hand to formally launch the offer. Gyelmuir Primary will benefit from the installation of solar panels from the co-operative.  

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  • Share Offer Launching 29th September 2015

    We are delighted to announce that we are launching our share offer on Tuesday 29th September. The official launch ceremony will take place at Gylemuir Primary School, one of the schools which has been selected to have panels installed. The launch event is invite only and a number of local councillors, industry professionals and community…

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