Good Energy sells two solar projects to community groups

Good Energy has sold two 5MW solar projects in Devon and Wales to community-owned organisations. A project at Newton Downs Farm in Devon has been sold for £5.8 million to Core Aries and Yealm Community Energy. An agreement has also been reached to sell the other 5MW solar park, located at Brynwhilach Farm in Wales, to […]

Shetland people’s tidal turbine starts turning in ‘world first’

A tidal power turbine, which is claimed to be the world’s first community-owned technology of its kind, has started generating electricity. Located in Scotland, the Nova-30 turbine will power up to 30 homes, an industrial estate and a locally-owned ice plant in Shetland. The turbine sits on the seabed at a depth of more than […]

World’s largest community owned solar farm in UK

The UK is now home to the world’s largest community-owned solar farm. Westmill Solar Co-operative confirmed the purchase of the £16.5 million solar farm located outside Shrivenham on the Oxfordshire Wiltshire border. The company claims the 5MW farm can generate around 4,900 MWh of energy, equivalent to powering 1,500 homes and cutting more than 2,000 […]