About the SOLARISE Interreg project.

SOLARISE - Solar Adoption Rise in the Two Seas

Solar is one of the most abundant of all renewable energy sources, and solar energy generation has increased rapidly in recent years accounting for 11% of EU renewable electricity.

As one of the sunniest parts of the UK, the Greater Brighton city region has some of the best opportunities for harnessing solar energy as a source of renewable energy. In spite of this, financial, regulatory and technical barriers continue to restrict its deployment.

Brighton & Hove City Council is now a partner in the SOLARISE. This is a project which aims to develop innovative means of addressing and removing some of these barriers in partnership with 11 other organisations from the UK, France, Netherlands and Belgium in a project led by the University of Picardy.

The project started in March 2018 and will run until June 2022. 

Solutions may include:

  • battery storage
  • greater on-site consumption of solar energy
  • new developments in technologies that extend where solar panels can be installed

In Brighton & Hove we have:

  • developed an energy plan and solar roadmap for the Greater Brighton city region, in partnership with key organisations from across the area
  • investigated and delivered innovative pilot installations on council housing, learning how best we can reduce tenant and leasehold fuel bills by utilising roofspace to install solar energy 
  • developed a network of like-minded partners who can learn from one another to overcome challenges currently facing the solar industry

Find out more about SOLARISE.