Westmill Open Day
Saturday 10 June
This event is sadly cancelled due to Met Office Yellow Weather Warning:thunderstorms and potential lightning strikes in the area on Saturday afternoon
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SOLAR PROJECT IN THE WORLD
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 over 1.5 thousand tonnes per year are projected from the solar farm. This means, each member is off-setting all their carbon emissions from their electricity usage and 14% of a neighbour’s
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.