BWCE Wilmington Solar Farm Under Construction

Nempnett Thrubwell 4.76MW Solar Farm goes to planning appeal

A planning application for a Solar Farm at Nempnett Thrubwell has gone on appeal to the planning inspectorate after B&NES’s new Conservative dominated development control committee turned the original application down on the grounds it impacted the openness of the Green Belt. This was despite planning officer advice to support the application, a reduction in […]

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Fracking coming to Bath soon?

The government has recently announced an area 5 miles to the south east of Bath as being suitable for fracking or hydraulic fracturing. The area (see map above) starts near Winsley and Avoncliff and covers Trwobridge, Westbury and Warminster. The area is undergoing an assessment process prior to licenses being awarded. This is very much […]

BWCE Energy Demand Management Project

BWCE and Transition Community Corsham are involved in a project to see how domestic and small scale micro-renewable electricity generation can be integrated with battery storage and automated control of appliances to lower carbon footprints by time-shifting demand. Background: the reason for time shifting demand Electricity demand varies throughout the day: with peak demand on […]

BWCE Wilmington Solar Farm Under Construction

Wilmington Solar PV Farm goes live

The 2.3MW Wilmington Farm Solar PV Farm went live on the 25th March and is now contributing electricity to the national grid. On Wednesday April 8th it was generating 1.9MW enough to power 650 homes enough to power the nearby villages of Marksbury, Compton Dando, Woollard, Hunstrete, Chewton Keynsham, Saltford and Stanton Prior.

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BWCE Community Fund Awards for 2015 Announced

The complete list of BWCE Community Fund grants for this year have been announced: Age UK Bath & North East Somerset £4,882 Outreach project to reduce fuel poverty and improve comfort of the elderly in B&NES Bathampton Community Cooperative (Dry Arch) £1,000 Solar Powered Watering System Bath Canoe Club £4,100 Solar Powered heating system Freshford […]