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.

 

West Solent Solar Farm
Solar Independence Day

When:  Saturday 4 July 2015
Time:  10am-1pm
Where:  West Solent Solar Farm, off Lower Pennington Lane, Lymington, Hampshire

If you would like to attend this open day being organised by the West Solent Solar Cooperative and Solarcentury, the company who built the solar farm, for Solar Independence Day, please contact Cathy Cook at cathyc@westsolentsolar.coop. Please note visits must be prebooked so that we can manage parking.

More information about the Solar Trade Association’s Solar Independence Day on the STA website.

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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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Bee Orchid found on the North East Side of the site. Vegetation Survey

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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
    Westmill Wind Farm Co-op Oxfordshire

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