Thank You

We are deeply grateful for the help our project has received from these organisations:

Solarcentury – Our chosen EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) contractor for being in sympathy with our values as a community energy project

Arun Construction – The Main Contractor for the construction of the solar farm for achieving go-live on June 27th 2014 as scheduled.

New Milton Sand & Ballast – For being a good neighbour and helping rescue various vehicles that have got stuck in the mud on the field!

Naturesave Trust – Our insurer and provider of a grant when it was most needed – thank you to managing director, Matt Criddle, and all the team.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust – For supporting all our efforts to develop the biodiversity of the field from its original state as a gravel pit and subsequently a landfill site for construction waste – thank you to John Durnell and the rest of the team.

Woodland Trust – For providing us with the hedgerow plants for our perimeter hedges.

Operations and Maintenance Contractors – Dynamic Energy Solutions from December 2021 onwards and previously Empower Energy at Ringwood (who now specialise in roof-top solar installations).

Transformer specialists – Paul Carder, chartered electrical engineer at Power System Consulting, and Geoff Hodge and his team at Fundamentals (now part of Freedom Group), for their unstinting support during the replacement of our main transformer in 2020.

Legal support – Malcolm Lynch of Wrigleys in Leeds and Patrick Andrews, the Barefoot Lawyer, in the New Forest, for all their hard work, guidance and support during our conversion in 2020/21 to a company limited by shares.

Tax advice – Andrew Jackson, at Fiander Tovell in Southampton, for his help in managing our conversion process to a limited company in 2020/21.

Thank you to all of you for your support and help – we couldn’t have achieved what we have without you!