West Solent Solar Co-operative operates a 2.4MW solar farm which went live on 27th June 2014. We supply our power into the public grid, generating enough electricity to power approximately 650 homes.

The Co-op has 483 members who each invested capital to enable us to raise £2.6 million to build this major community energy project. We operate as a member-owned company limited by shares and follow the cooperative principle of ‘one member, one vote’. Our annual operating surplus is distributed to our members and to a community benefit fund which makes grants to local sustainability projects.

Information about the Coop

Members icon483 members who are all shareholders in the company and have equal voting rights in running it
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 iconA portion of profits from the scheme are distributed to community funds in the local area


2024 Annual General Meeting

Our 2024 Annual General Meeting is being held on Saturday 20 July 2024 at 10am. This will be a hybrid AGM, with the physical meeting taking place at Lyndhurst Community Centre, with members also able to join online via Zoom.

Previous AGMs

Our 2023 Annual General Meeting took place at Lyndhurst Community Centre as a hybrid meeting on 22 July 2022. In addition to updates on the performance of our project, we had an excellent presentation from Nick McAusland from Dynamic Energy Solutions, our Operations and Maintenance Contractor.

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.


View Solar Farm output live online

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

View live performance figures.

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Why Invest?

Click on the video to see what our members have to say about why they invested in a renewable energy co-op.

Benefits of renewable energy Why Renewables?

Renewable energy will never run out, does not produce carbon dioxide and is available to everyone regardless of their location.

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