About us

Run by local people, doing things differently

Founded in 2015, Yealm Community Energy (YCE) is a member-owned Community Benefit Society, which brings local solar farms into community ownership.

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Our History

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

Following surveys of potential sites in the local area with low environmental and visual impact, we identified three solar farms suitable to bring into community ownership. All sites are now fully operational, are in community ownership, and surpluses are being donated to fund local environmental projects, a huge benefit to the local parishes.

Meet the team

We are local people wanting to help the communities where we live and work.
Peter M Brown
Peter M Brown
Chair
Ray Holland
Ray Holland
Director
Dominic Crawley
Dominic Crawley
Director
Tony Roper
Tony Roper
Director
Stephen Brown
Stephen Brown
Director

Governance

The Rules of the Community Benefit Society are approved by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). We report annually to the FCA and are subject to FCA regulation.  The Rules can be found on our documents page.

The board of directors is drawn from our members. We welcome expressions of interest from anyone interested in either joining the board or contributing their skills. We are particularly keen to build our capabilities in financial management and commercial law.

Get involved

We launched a community share offer in 2023 to fund the transfer of three nearby operational solar farms into community ownership. The offer is now closed.

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