Solar Panels stolen from Brighton Earthship

An Alert: Solar Panels stolen from Brighton EarthshipSolar powered sound stage.

15 September 2006

The Brighton Earthship is a pioneering low carbon building project based in Stanmer Park, Brighton. It was built by the Low Carbon Network, and was the first to gain planning approval in the UK.

The Earthship demonstrates a low energy community-based approach to living, employing a wide range of green technologies, including passive solar, thermal mass, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets. Powered by solar panels and a wind turbine, it can operate entirely off-grid. Unsurprisingly, its carbon footprint is very low.

Sadly, some thieves have recently stolen the Earthship’s solar photovoltaic panels. Read this alert issued by the Low Carbon Network Project Manager :

Unfortunately, a couple of nights ago some thieves stole 12 solar panels from the Earthship Brighton community centre.  The panels were Unisolar ES 62W, unbreakable solar electric panels and worth about £4K.  They are from the March 2005 batch and the serial numbers are listed at the end of this email.

If you hear or see anybody selling Unisolar panels in the near future please let us know and feel free to pass this message onto anyone else.

Serial numbers, all prefixed by ES-62T are: 02299, 02298, 02256, 02257, 02258, 02259, 02301, 02300, 02254, 02255, 02313, 02314

Please contact the Low Carbon Network if you come across these panels, or notify the police.

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