Community-owned, renewable energy

This summer, an additional 1,500 solar panels were delivered to our Estate.

This is a substantial project and the energy produced will save 400 tons of carbon each year – that’s the equivalent of 6,773 trees being planted!

We partnered with Brighton Energy Co-op (BEC) who supplied free community-owned solar panels to deck the roof of the Winery. BEC’s community-led approach to renewable energy is a great match with our sustainable ethos – a philosophy we call ‘Beyond Rathfinny’.

This will be BEC’s biggest solar system to date and will generate power for the Winery buildings, Cellar Door and Flint Barns accommodation.

The energy crisis is never far from our conversations these days, but the solution – using less gas – is too often overlooked. Luckily, BEC are carbon positive and offer free renewable energy so they can help local businesses – like Rathfinny – save hundreds of thousands of pounds on their electricity bills.

We’re delighted that you have the opportunity to buy shares in this project and BEC are projecting a return rate of 5% for the first 2 years and 3.5% thereafter. This share offer is open until 31st December. You can find out more on their website.

At the last count, BEC had more than 600 members/investors which is truly inspiring. You can join them by becoming a member of Brighton Energy Coop and add your voice to the community energy revolution that’s building in Brighton and beyond.