The aim of the project
Our Co-operative set out to generate as much electricity as possible and as efficiently as possible and so reduce our community’s reliance on power from the National Grid that is primarily fossil fuel-based.
We are achieving this by generating clean energy from almost 4,000 solar panels connected to the local power grid. We expect this will save around 450 tonnes of CO2 a year from the burning of fossil fuels to produce energy. The amount of power we are generating is meeting the electricity needs of about 300 homes.
The plant comprises almost 4,000 solar panels fixed to aluminium frames. The electricity generated is fed into a series of inverters and, via a small substation, into the existing power transmission line that runs alongside the site.