Carden Primary School is one of the schools to receive solar as part of BEC’s pre-accredited FiT pipeline. Image: BEC.

Brighton Energy Coop (BEC) secured 2.5MW worth of feed-in tariff exemptions before the feed-in tariff window slammed shut at the weekend.

That pipeline, which is composed of 30 individual rooftop installations with capacities between 50 and 200kW, will allow the firm to continue to install FiT-backed solar in and around Brighton for a further year.

BEC used the pre-registration and pre-accreditation elements of the FiT scheme to secure those exemptions and the coop is now seeking community investment to bring the pipeline forward.

Will Cottrell, chairman at BEC, said the pipeline was the result of “dogged work” by its project development team.

Around 1MW of the pipeline includes rooftop installations on schools that have been secured in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council, alongside leisure centres, colleges and local businesses.

Those interested in supporting BEC’s pipeline are encouraged to join the co-op here.