Our History

Yealm Community Energy Ltd was registered as a member-owned Community Benefit Society, with the Financial Conduct Authority in July 2015.  It was established to bring local renewable energy installations such as solar farms into community ownership.

Following surveys of  potential sites with low environmental and visual impact, we identified two solar farms with potential to bring into community ownership and thus to retain the profits to fund local projects.  In the future we hope that it will be possible to sell electricity to local consumers at favourable prices.

Our Aims

YCE’s aims are to:

  • Enable the local and wider community to share in the ownership of local low carbon electricity/heat generation projects;
  • Generate funds for community renewable and low carbon energy generation and energy efficiency initiatives in the local community;
  • Support educational and other community activities which promote awareness of energy and environmental related issues.
  • Support projects that will improve environmental sustainability in the local community.

Our electricity comes from the sun

Once our second project is built, local solar power within the five parishes will be producing the equivalent of the electricity consumption of the 10,000 people living there every year.

You can be part of the clean energy revolution

Investment in Yealm Community Energy’s solar farms will give you a respectable return on investment as well as contributing to the future self-suffciency in energy in the Yealm area for coming generations.

Join as a member to be kept informed of investment opportunities.

Our Partners

We are very grateful for support received from Communities for Renewables (CfR); Community Owned Renewable Energy (CORE Partners), which is backed by Power to Change and Big Society Capital; REGEN; Community Energy England and the SouthWest Devon Community Energy Partnership.

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Help our community to have control over its energy supply

The big energy suppliers take all the profits from the electricity and gas that we use.  Help us to own the clean energy sources that we have here in South Devon and to use the profits for local projects.  Invest now, and in the future this will also help to bring down energy costs for local people.  We hope to add storage eventually as well as supplying cheaper electricity to local consumers.