The solar farm provides a number of associated benefits for the area. These include boosting the local economy by making sure the profits stay in the area, encouraging visitors and raising the local area’s profile.
REDUCE CARBON FOOTPRINT
Carbon dioxide emission reductions of 2 thousand tonnes per year are projected from the project. If you pumped this amount of carbon dioxide into a pool you would need one big enough to contain over 3 million gallons of water!
To combat climate change by financing a reliable source of renewable energy, provide local people and other investors with a stable, reliable source of income, and help the area transition to a low carbon future economy.
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT
SOME OF WESTMILL SOLAR’S FACTS
Westmill Solar Park is located near to Watchfield, on the Wiltshire/Oxfordshire border, just off the A420.
The site consists of 30 acres of over 20,000 polycrystalline PV panels generating 4.8GWhr/year – this is approximately equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 1,600 average homes and to prevent 2,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually. It is, we believe, the UK’s first and world’s largest cooperatively run, community-owned solar farm.