Brighton Energy Coop sprang to life in 2010. After six months of planning 8 people invested the start up capital that led to the first share launch in 2012. During this period 120 people joined Brighton Energy Coop, and it built its first solar PV systems.
Since then Brighton Energy Coop have been mentored by many different organisations and have achieved press coverage both locally and nationally. More than 500 people are now Brighton Energy Coop members; the business has raised £1,900,000 and built many big solar PV systems. For a detailed look at how it got started check out the Sussex University research project on Brighton Energy Coop here.