Saturday, October 3, 2015

Community solar gets green light in ‘fracking village’ victory for Balcombe

     Big energy development is often imposed on local communities, who find they have little say in the matter. Fracking, nuclear, big transmission lines - or even oversize, poorly sited solar or wind development - can lead people to fight back. The folks in Balcombe set up a blockade to keep the frackers out - but they also took power into their own hands and created a locally owned solution. So the Chiddingly Farm solar power station was born.