exeter community energy was established by eight local people in 2014 who were brought together by Transition Exeter‘s energy group. Our vision is for renewable energy projects to bring about practical change in our community by addressing energy related challenges.

Our aims:

  • To develop community-owned renewable energy projects in Exeter, which creates a local green energy supply that improves Exeter’s energy security and resilience.
  • To raise awareness of and promote practical, local, low carbon solutions that address the global challenges of our reliance on fossil fuels and the associated climate impact.
  • To facilitate community ownership and active participation that engages and strengthens the local community and its economy through volunteering, investment opportunities and becoming energy producers.
  • To provide finance for re-investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects that contributes to addressing fuel poverty.
  • To create a community fund for local community projects.


Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExeterCommunityEnergy (984)

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ECOEtalk (1.7k)

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWBu-fIBANIquP84kSRRnkg 

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/exeter-community-energy (258)



Healthy Homes for Wellbeing

Our project, Healthy Homes for Wellbeing, provides free energy and money saving advice and free LEAP home visits for those who are eligible (and when it is safe to do so) in Exeter, Mid Devon, East Devon, Teignbridge and Torbay.

Our six Home Energy Advisers give practical energy advice and support to the vulnerable and fuel poor; our aim is to help residents save money and stay warm in their homes.

Our services include:

  • General advice
  • In depth telephone advice assessments
  • Home visits
  • Drop-in energy advice clinics
  • Energy Cafes via Zoom
  • Talks and Webinars

We’ll help you with:

  • tariff checks and supplier switching
  • applying for the Warm Home Discount
  • registering for Priority Services Register
  • energy and water saving tips and advice
  • grants for insulation and heating
  • heating control advice
  • smart meters
  • referrals for help with benefits and debts




Solar Power

exeter community energy installs and operates solar power sites around Exeter. Find out more about these projects in their 2020 Annual Report


PV1  These projects became operational in 2016

  • Exeter Library 29 kW
  • Great Moor House 100 kW
  • Shillingford 25kw 25 kW
  • Shillingford 14 kw 14.5 kW
  • Wonford CLC 20.5 kW

PV2  These projects became operational in 2017

  • Exeter College 150 kW
  • Pinhoe Rd BC 19.96 kW
  • Glasshouse 20.14 kW
  • Beehive 29 kW

PV 3 These projects became operational in 2020

  • The Beacon 29.9 kW
  • Westbank 45.9kW


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