West Solent Solar Co-operative completed the construction of the solar farm on the 27th June 2014 and started supplying electricity to the grid on that day.

The Co-op has 494 members and we are very grateful for their support and also for the support from the 50 people who bought bonds.

Our first Annual General Meeting took place on 18th April at Milford on Sea Community Centre. Just over 100 members of the cooperative gathered to hear that the solar farm has performed ahead of budget on generation and income. After the formalities of the AGM were completed Solar Century founder Jeremy Leggett jeremyleggett.net delivered an inspirational presentation on the fight against climate change. You can download material from Jeremy’s presentation ‘The Winning of the Carbon War’ at jeremyleggett.net/download-page.

 

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Solar Independence Day

West Solent Solar Cooperative hosted a highly successful open day on 4th July as part of the national Solar Independence Day. Visitors included local MP Desmond Swayne and Councillor Alison Hoare, Chairman of New Forest District Council together with over 100 cooperative investors, friends and local residents.

Visitors were able to see the low environmental impact of the farm which has now been installed for 12 months. A tour led by a representative of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust was particularly popular, which highlighted the wide range of wild flowers which have already colonised this former brownfield site. Read more

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Output performance figures for the farm can now be viewed live online in our PVsense interface. Click on the graph below to view performance over different time periods.

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  • Isle of Skye Renewables
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  • Kilbraur Wind Energy Co-op
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  • Spirit of Lanarkshire Wind Energy Co-op
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  • Westmill Wind Farm Co-op
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