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“Thank you very much for your support throughout this project, the lighting has made a great difference and we will also be saving money  on our bills, so its win, win!”
Linda Baker, Westways Vending, Hailsham

Presentations – Solar PV Breakfast, Burgess Hill

It was a sunny(ish) day in Burgess Hill for our latest Sustainable Business Breakfast – focusing on solar PV.

Jeremy Holmes and Jason John from local renewable energy specialists PDP Solar discussed the factors you need to consider when investigating solar PV, including panel efficiencies, inverter types and mounting systems. They showed that with electricity cost savings and Feed-in-Tariff payments, the payback period from installing a commercial size solar PV array can be as low as 5 years, once the capital cost of installation is deducted from corporation tax on company profits.

Solar-Breakfast-Burgess-HillRob McDonald from Mid Sussex District Council outlined on which occasions planning permission is required for renewable energy systems, and when an installation would be considered a ‘permitted development’. He explained how planning regulations had been relaxed in the last few years in favour of renewable energy and low-carbon developments.

Peter Davies from Shoreham Port shared their experiences of installing two large solar arrays, financed through a community share scheme. He also as provided a insight into the port’s energy generating history, from the coal fired power station knocked down in 1988 to the biofuel combined heat and power plant that has recently received planning permission.

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Utilise Plus Event Report: Business Networking Breakfast in Brighton

The Sustainable Business Partnership CIC welcomed delegates bright and early to Brighton, for a Business Networking Breakfast. This event was held as part of the SBP CIC’s ongoing Utilise Plus programme, which helps small and medium sized enterprises to reduce their energy use and save them money in the process. The SBP CIC’s Jack Dale […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Spellman High Voltage Electronics

In Spring 2018, Spellman High Voltage Electronics was awarded a Utilise Plus grant of £3,500 for their LED lighting project. The Utilise Plus programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and offers grant funding and business support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The programme helps these organisations to reduce their energy usage, […]
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Upcoming Events

  • 18/12/2018 8:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Brighton
  • 11/01/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Weald & Downland Museum, Singleton
  • 31/01/2019Energy Saving Workshop, Horsham
  • 08/02/2019 9:00 amBusiness Networking Breakfast, Worthing
  • 13/02/2019 9:30 amSustainability Tour of Shoreham Port, Southwick
  • 07/03/2019 9:30 amEnergy Saving Workshop, Arundel
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