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!

Approaching host sites webinar – 20 April, 18:30

Find out how we prepare to approach potential host sites with outline proposals and indicative solar array designs to see whether they are interested in taking a solar generation project forward with the Big Solar Co-op. Anyone who has succeeded (or failed!) in getting a solar community energy installation up on a non-domestic roof will know that this part of the process can be particularly tricky. Typically you have just one chance to get it right. That’s why we are working hard at the Big Solar Co-op to simplify this crucial step and support volunteer activists to seal deals for clean energy in their local areas.


Solar array design training – Tuesday, 27 April @ 19:00

This training event is delivered by Chris Rigby (Solar Projects Lead) and is for activists who are interested in designing arrays on sites for community solar PV with the Big Solar Co-op.

To take part, you must have signed an Non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with us and accessed our Big Solar Co-op specific documentation for OpenSolar before the event starts. You can find out more about getting involved and accessing training on our volunteer page.


Big Solar Call – Thursday, 13 May @ 14:00

This is a regular 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 the Zoom call, please complete this form: