Wedmore Community Power Co-operative are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to develop two closely positioned micro generation sites linked directly into the 11kV power network. Situated to the north of Wedmore the system will generate enough power to support 300 local homes, reduce our carbon footprint as a village and will bring financial prosperity to our community.
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- A focus on local subscription will employ local capital where we can all see it and keep profit on the Isle of Wedmore.
- The investment will achieve a good rate of return, so boost local prosperity and increasingly support local grants.
- Local distribution of profit and increased local prosperity will support businesses in the parish.
- Profit will be linked to energy cost so there is scope in the community to offset increasing energy cost.
- The power is derived directly from the sun's energy using REC panels that are considered low in embodied energy due to their efficient production process. REC are members of PV cycle so at the end of life they will recycle their panels.*
- Community focus means we have a direct vested interest in aesthetic and ecological concerns.
- In broad terms the system will have enough power to support 300 local homes without any of the waste associated with transmission from more remote power stations.
- During power production and at all other times there will be no noise, no smell, no pollution of any kind and no CO2 released.
- An element of profit may be allocated annually as a grant or grants to support cost effective energy reduction measures and address local fuel poverty on the Isle of Wedmore.
- Wider community engagement will be galvanised by shared purpose. Awareness of issues around energy production, transmission and use will be greatly increased.
- The land will continue to support grazing sheep; so supporting the viability of the farms and maintaining the sites without the use of petrol driven strimmers.
- The project, as designed, includes new native hedgerows and normal stewardship of hedges.
- The scheme is completely demountable. Aluminium mounting system components can be recycled and there will be no long term damage to the land.
- The system will be screened from public footpaths by the new hedges; though these will take several years to mature. In the meantime the sites will be secured behind green weld mesh fences so no-one can come to harm.
*certain specific design decisions may change as technology and price options change and we are not in position to guarantee that suppliers will be able to fulfil obligations very many years in the future.