Westmill Solar Co-operative has established the largest community owned solar park in the UK, a 4.8GWh installation located on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border spread across 30 acres.
The solar park was installed in July 2011 and purchased by the co-operative in October 2012 following a community share offer for £5.8 million. The plant covers 12 acres and generates enough electricity to power 1,400 homes. That’s equivalent to every home in the nearby villages of Watchfield & Shrivenham. Read more
In 2015, the solar plant generated 5,072 megawatt hours of electricity, 14% more than originally forecast.
over 24 years
Westmill Solar generates renewable energy for the benefit of its members and the local community.
Westmill Solar brings benefit to its members, the local community and the environment.
or a similar local educational charity, will receive a donation of 1% of profits (before shareholder interest payments) from 2014.
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