renewable energy

Renewable Energy

How much of our energy can we produce here in the village? Find out about our projects to produce energy from local sustainable sources.

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green investment

Green Investment

Investment opportunities in our local renewable energy projects from £100 - £100,000. Good returns from green investment.

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Like to join our Co-operative? Find out what we’re doing in the Community and how to get involved.

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Welcome to Forest Row Energy

Forest Row Energy Co-operative Ltd is a community owned organisation that promotes energy self-sufficiency within Forest Row and the neighbouring area, through

Energy savings

Energy efficiency

Locally derived renewable energy

We are currently assessing the viability of a number of renewable energy projects in and around the village, focusing on solar PV and biomass technology.

Forest Row Energy is a Co-operative, set up in March 2014 to benefit the whole community by supporting residents to reduce their energy usage and energy costs, as well as producing energy from local renewable sources. Our aim is to increase engagement and understanding in the community about sustainable energy and reduce our carbon footprint.

Our strategy is to build an effective organisation, sustained by profitable growth from activities which benefit our community. Our purpose is to value and protect the local and wider environment by reducing our dependence on energy sources that are linked to climate change, or land, air or water pollution.  


Our directors are responsible for the creation and day to day management of Forest Row Energy. In addition we have support from a growing network of local groups and individual volunteers. Please get in touch if you’d like to be involved in this whole community initiative.

Esmé Michelle Wild

Director, Funding & Projects

Dorien Slinger

Finance and Administration

Jonathan Shopley


  • Forest Row Energy wins a grant from LoCASE

    Thursday, 29 March 2018


    Forest Row Energy Co-op is having a great year! We have just been awarded with a grant for business development from LoCASE – Low Carbon Across the South East.

  • The Forest Row Community Centre is now powered by Solar!

    Monday, 19 March 2018


    The solar installation is now up and running on the Forest Row Community Centre and this will be the first week that our Community Centre is solar powered… that is once the snow melts from the panels!