Community Solar

Community Owned Renewable Energy​​

The main objective of the Community Owned Renewable Energy LLP (CORE Partners) £40m investment programme is to turn operational, ground mounted solar farms in England into community owned assets, whilst maximising the financial, environmental and social impact within the community.

The initiative has been made possible through support from two leading UK social investors, the Power to Change Trust and Big Society Capital. There's more information about CORE Partners here.

In total CORE project seeks to put almost 40 MW of solar generation power into community hands.

 

The solar investment projects

The Next Generation programme is working with CORE Partners to form and equip community groups with the knowledge, skills and opportunities that they need to take ownership and develop these solar assets into successful long term projects that deliver against local needs and priorities.

 

The programme is currently providing communities in five locations with the skills and support to take ownership of local solar assets. The funds from these community-owned businesses bring huge benefits to the local area, from affordable warmth projects tackling fuel poverty, to better community and cultural spaces.

There's still a chance to get involved as some projects are looking for volunteers to join their community energy groups who will eventually own and manage the solar farms. Being part of a community energy group offers a range of opportunities to use and develop your knowledge, skills, passion and experience to make a real difference to your local area

This site is located approximately 1km west of the village of Sheriffhales and 6km north of the town of Telford. The site is comprised of  3,173.64kWp ground mounted photovoltaic, operational energy generation.

Shropshire

Sherrifhales Solar Farm

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