A 10MW solar farm in Shropshire is to be managed by a new community energy group, it has been announced this week. Shropshire & Telford Community Energy (STCE) has been founded to manage the Twemlow site as part of Community Owned Renewable Energy Partners’ (CORE) project to bring renewable energy into community ownership, with CORE itself being a social investment partnership between Big Society Capital and Power to Change. Founding members of the STCE made their first site visit on Saturday (18 July), having been working primarily through virtual meetings and webinars due to COVID-19. The process of acquiring the asset is still being finalised, and later in 2020 a share offer will be issued to allow local people to invest directly in the project, bringing it fully into community ownership.
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