R-ECO forms Bristol venture

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Cornwall’s Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) has collaborated with eight competitors to form the Bristol Area Solar Installers Co-operative (BASIC).

This is believed to be the first case in the solar industry, where would-be competitors have joined forces to deliver large scale projects providing free solar energy systems to areas in fuel poverty.

R-ECO says that by forming a consortium and pooling expertise, projects can be delivered quickly and efficiently while retaining local jobs and using local suppliers.

R-ECO’s Abraham Cambridge said: “This is a shining example of the potential of collaboration and co-operation between businesses, achieving things that couldn’t be done in isolation. By acknowledging that we are all working towards a shared vision, the sky is the limit!”