Monday, November 4, 2013

UK - Wedmore community 'solar farm' switched on

A community-owned solar power plant in Somerset has been officially switched on.

The 4,000 panels, which can generate up to 1MW - enough to power about 300 homes - have been installed on farmland close to the village of Wedmore.

More than 120 investors from the area bought shares in the scheme.

Rob Richley, director of Wedmore Power Co-operative, said he had been delighted with the level of support from the community.

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