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 489 members and we are very grateful for their support and also for the support from the 50 people who bought bonds.

Information about the Coop

Members icon489 members & 50 bond holders
Directors icon8 Directors, each of whom carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-op
Management iconThe Board appointed Energy4All to carry out the day-to-day management & administration of the Co-op
Profits iconProfits from the scheme are distributed to community funds in the local area


2019 Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on 27 April 2019 at Milford Community Centre, the lovely sustainable community facility which we have used for our three previous AGMs. In addition to updates on the performance of our project, we had excellent presentations from John Durnell of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust who spoke of the threats to biodiversity in today’s world, and reported on how our own nature reserve is protecting nature.

We also heard a presentation by Alan Whitehead, MP for Southampton Test, shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change. Alan has been interested in environmental matters for more than 30 years and is passionately committed to supporting more sustainable energy policies. He spoke about Labour energy policy and also spoke more broadly on the case for renewables.

Our AGMs are much more than just a formality, and have become a great opportunity for our community of shareholders to meet and share success stories in the fight against climate change.

You can find the minutes and other details of this years AGM in the Members area of the website.


View Solar Farm output live online

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.

View live performance figures.


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