About Us

West Solent Solent Cooperative is the brainchild of Anthony Woolhouse and reflects his Quaker concern that community owned and managed renewable energy production is the right response to the problems of climate change.

The Co-operative was formally created on the 16th August 2013 by Anthony Woolhouse, Cathy Cook and Jonathan Blease who work together in the New Forest Transition Group. The board has been strengthened by the addition of three more local people: Patrick Andrews, Kate Chapman and Rob Dewing. Patrick and Kate are also active in the New Forest Transition Group while Rob Dewing and Anthony Woolhouse worked together on the panel of the New Forest National Park Authority Sustainability Fund.

Anthony Woolhouse on the site of the solar farm before installation started

Anthony Woolhouse on the site of the solar farm before installation started