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Braydon Manor connected to the grid and producing energy!

On New Year’s Eve the Braydon Manor solar farm was successfully connected to the grid. Pictures below are from last week. There is plenty of typing up to do, and the weather hasn’t been exactly sunny, nonetheless, energy is being generated. Our partners in construction say that the arrays are exceptionally large and strong, deeper and longer than […]

13 January 2016
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Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy named best renewable energy scheme

Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy’s Braydon Manor Solar Farm was last night named the South West’s best renewable energy scheme. The award was announced at the prestigious Renewable Futures and Green Energy Awards, which took place in Bath’s famous Assembly Rooms. Lesley Bennett, Chair of Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy said: “We were very pleased to receive […]

27 November 2015

Interview with Lesley Bennett, Chair of WWCE

This morning our friends at Mongoose Energy published on their blog an interview with Lesley Bennet, the Chair of Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy (WWCE). As a courtesy to our members and supporters, Mongoose has given us permission to publish it on our blog as well. We hope you like it! Hi Lesley, can you tell […]

25 November 2015

Roe deer in Chelworth

On our visits to the Chelworth site we often see roe deer grazing around the panels. The picture below was taken just this month. In Wiltshire we are lucky to have some of the best roe deer in Europe. Roe are the smallest deer native to Western Europe. They are often seen where food and […]

30 October 2015

Malmesbury Cubs visit Chelworth PV site

On the evening of the 9th October the Malmesbury Cubs visited the Chelworth PV site as part of their series of visits to sites of environmental interest. After a short talk about safety (and telling them about the need for quiet if they wanted to see any wildlife), we asked the boys to set off in small groups to look […]

22 October 2015

Response to DECC consultation on a review of the FiTs scheme

Introduction This is the consultation response of Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy. We have read the Government consultation document and associated impact assessment with interest. We have a number of comments to make on the consultation document. The future level of FiTs The proposed profile for FiTs over time is shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Typical FiT […]

16 October 2015