A £40m investment partnership has been launched with the aim of helping communities take ownership of solar farms across the country. The collaboration between independent trust Power to Change and social investment firm Big Society Capital aims to move six to eight existing solar farms into community hands over the next 12 months. It will give local community groups up to three years to raise the funds necessary to take over the sites from private firms. The programme been set up in response to the Government’s slashing of feed-in-tariffs, a move which is claimed to have curtailed the development of community energy solar projects.
Edie 4th Jan 2018 read more »