A solar farm providing power to thousands of homes in Weston and Burnham will donate all its surplus income to community projects over the next 25 years. Burnham and Weston Energy CIC is expected to generate around £3million in surplus income until 2043, with £50,000 per year available for nearby energy schemes. Half of the money will initially be used to support a grant fund managed by Somerset Community Foundation, while the remaining 50 per cent will go towards a fuel poverty advice service to help households who struggle with their energy bills. About 10 per cent of homeowners in the area are living in fuel poverty. The advice service will be managed by Bristol-based charity Centre For Sustainable Energy, and delivered through Somerset organisations.
Weston Mercury 12th April 2018 read more »
Bentley Motors has started work on what will be the UK’s biggest solar carport at its factory headquarters in Crewe, as part of the luxury carmaker’s plan to boost its green power production. Over the next six months Bentley will install 10,000 solar panels over its car park at the Crewe site, creating a solar farm with a capacity of 2.7MW. The company already has more than 20,000 panels installed on the factory’s rooftop.
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