LOCAL COMMUNITY

The solar farm provides a number of associated benefits for the area. These include boosting the local economy by making sure the profits stay in the area, encouraging visitors and raising the local area’s profile.

REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT

Carbon dioxide emission reductions of 2 thousand tonnes per year are projected from the project. If you pumped this amount of carbon dioxide into a pool you would need one big enough to contain over 3 million gallons of water!

AIMS

To combat climate change by financing a reliable source of renewable energy, provide local people and other investors with a stable, reliable source of income, and help the area transition to a low carbon future economy.

SOME IMAGES FROM OUR GALLERY

Partners. Members.

MEMBERS

Westmill Solar Co-operative has over 1,500 members passionate about community renewable energy.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

A board of directors leads the Co-operative.  For day-to-day management the board have appointed OST Energy to manage the Solar Park, Ethex to manage the Co-operative, and Registry Trust to be the registrar.

THE DIRECTORS

There are 7 directors who each carry out roles that deliver specific support to the benefit of the Co-operative.

SOME OF WESTMILL SOLAR’S FACTS

Westmill Solar Park is located near to Watchfield, on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border, just off the A420.

The site consists of 30 acres of over 20,000 polycrystalline PV panels generating 4.8GWhr/year – this is approximately equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 1,600 average homes and to prevent 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. It is, we believe, the UK’s first and world’s largest cooperatively run, community-owned solar farm.

Site consists of over 30 acres

Over 20,000 polycrystalline PVC panels

Annual electricity consumption of around 1,600 average homes

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