Braydon Manor

Braydon Manor, Chelworth

Performance May-July 2018

After a dismal March and April, you won’t be surprised to learn that our performance on all sites was exceptionally good during May, June and July. The performance reports show that we are around 169,000 kWh ahead of last year in terms of generation for the period April to July 2018. If the rest of […]

28 August 2018
Braydon Manor, Chelworth

Land management report

Chelworth The weather this year has not really helped our sites at all. Early storms and wet weather slowed all vegetation growth. However, towards the end of May everything changed and the grass became thick enough and needed cutting, or grazing as the case may be. We brought in the sheep and they proved to […]

23 August 2018
Braydon Manor

Robbery at Braydon Manor

In an unfortunate development, on the 1st of April, just as we were effecting a change in operations and maintenance contractors, we discovered that thieves had broken in and stolen £10,000 of spare solar panels stored at the Braydon site. Fortunately, we have adequate insurance and the loss should be completely covered but it does seem disconcerting that […]

22 August 2018
Braydon Manor, Chelworth

BSR will provide WWCE with O&M services

British Solar Renewables (BSR) will provide Operations & Maintenance (O&M) services for a number of community energy sites, including the our solar arrays. BSR will be responsible for monitoring the performance of our site, identifying and repairing faults, for security and land management.  WWCE employs Mongoose Energy to provide asset management facilities that include a range of commercial services as well as […]

18 April 2018
Braydon Manor, Chelworth

Solar Arrays Performance

Braydon Manor Performance levels exceeded expectations across the wintery months of October, November and December. Over these months the project produced a total output of 610,177kWh – 9.6% above the projects’ target during this time period. While this was partially driven by higher than anticipated irradiation levels, the site also achieved a higher than expected […]

24 March 2017
Braydon Manor

Braydon Manor: Financial Update

Ofgem finally paid us the money we have earned from the Feed in Tariff Payment due to us but we still had one more hurdle to overcome before making our interest payments. As you may know from previous communications, start-up costs for the Braydon Manor project were higher than planned and we have been discussing […]

20 March 2017
Braydon Manor, Chelworth

Land Management Report

Reflecting the importance of the conservation and biodiversity aims of our solar developments, the WWCE board has recently formed a sub-committee to lead the ongoing land management activity at the Chelworth and Braydon Manor sites. Observations suggest that biodiversity continues to increase on both sites. The new pond is establishing well at Chelworth forming an […]

19 March 2017
Braydon Manor

Braydon Manor Update

On 31st March the total generation reading for Braydon Manor was of 787,597 kWh. This equates to an (estimated at this stage) income of £48,000 for FIT and £38,000 for export payments, but this period has seen two total shutdowns over 6 days for essential operational works to the Distribution Network Operators switchgear so we should be […]

12 May 2016
Braydon Manor

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
Braydon Manor

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