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 have identified two solar farms suitable to bring into community ownership. We will use the profits to fund local environmental projects, and in the future we hope it will be possible to sell electricity to local consumers at favourable prices.
Our electricity comes from the sun
We are currently part-owners of the operational Newton Downs solar farm and will be raising money to take complete ownership in the coming 2-3 years.
We are hoping to acquire a second solar farm at Creacombe, near Yealmpton, which has planning consent but has not yet been built.
Once our second project is built, solar power within the five parishes will be generating electricity equivalent to the consumption of our 10,000 residents every year.
Be part of the clean energy revolution
Investing in Yealm Community Energy’s solar farms will give you a fair return on investment as well as contributing to future self-sufficiency in energy in the Yealm area for coming generations.
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We hope to add storage eventually as well as supplying cheaper electricity to local consumers.
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.