We will be running regular free training and collaborative discussion events throughout the year – join  us! We publish recordings of presentations on our Vimeo channel too – check it out!

Big Solar Gathering – Birmingham, 18 October 2021

It’s been a long time since we have been able to meet up in person and our first aim for this event is just to be with other people who are pro-active in the community solar sector. Zoom just ain’t the same.

Many of our volunteers have not yet met us or each other and this is our opportunity to be together and spend a day focussing on getting solar on roofs – now. Come ready to ask questions, learn new skills and leave feeling empowered! We are planning a line-up including things like this:

  • Extended clinic sessions where you can ask an expert your questions on solar design, legal agreements, approaching host sites and more
  • New ways to get volunteers involved and support them to deliver solar in their neighbourhood and beyond
  • Hosting a Big Solar Co-op node (see how we are working alongside Community Energy Birmingham)
  • Launch of the new Big Solar Co-op structure (putting volunteers in the driving seat)
  • Hands on with solar tech on show to understand the latest panels and inverters
  • Scaling up – what does and doesn’t work (With Daniel Heery of Charge My Street)



Big Solar Call – Thurs 30 September @ 18:00

This is a regular (roughly monthly) chat style Zoom call where we will get together for an hour to discuss how things are evolving with the Big Solar Co-op and listen to suggestions and ideas from others. Anyone on the mailing list can join in and you don’t need to be an expert in community solar to be invited, but please do root around our website and see what we have been up to so far if you haven’t already:

To be invited to these Zoom calls, please complete this form:

(Notes of previous calls can be accessed in this public Google doc and you can add any points you would like to raise in the next call there)


Previous events:

Lightweight legal agreements webinar led by Sonya Bedford, MBE (Stephens Scown solicitors) for anyone interested in learning about how we are developing modern, easy to manage legal agreements for Big Solar Co-op site hosts.