Community Energy

Delivering a sustainable future for our local communities

Our projects are creating clean energy and investment opportunities. Yealm Community Energy is committed to people, planet, and wildlife.

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4,450

homes powered by our solar farms which reduces carbon emission

5000

metric tons of CO2 saved being released into the atmosphere per year

£100,000

surplus reinvested into the community to support local projects and causes

40+

projects funded throughout our South Devon community, so that we can all benefit from the local clean energy

Supported by local people

Our community fund is focused on encouraging local people to support our solar farms. Their investment ensures the solar farms directly benefit our communities.

Our community solar farms

As we harness the sun's energy to power our community, we also nurture a thriving natural ecosystem that benefits both wildlife and humans alike.

Explore our solar farm projects
Wembury
Brixton
Yealmpton
Holbeton
Noss Mayo

“We are very proud to have played a part in the creation of the UK’s first post-subsidy community owned solar farm at Creacombe."

Will Walker
Community Energy Programme Manager, Power to Change

“With fantastic support given by Yealm Community Energy, we were able to part-fund an outdoor classroom and woodland pond that have been fantastic teaching aids for our biology and woodland ecology lessons.”

Head Teacher
Newton Ferrers Primary School

“Creacombe is a bold and pioneering project that can lead the way for a real step-change in the UK.“

Sir Gary Streeter
MP, South West Devon

“For the Eden Project, the availability of relatively cheap and secure renewable energy is crucial to both our day-to-day operations and the future energy and price security young businesses need. I believe Creacombe Solar Farm is a great example of a win/win. It will provide local energy, funds for the community and is a symbol of robust independence. I totally support it as a positive commitment to the rural economy."

Sir Tim Smit
Co-Founder, Eden Project

“With fantastic support given by Yealm Community Energy, we were able to part fund an outdoor classroom and woodland pond that have been fantastic teaching aids for our biology and woodland ecology lessons.”

Moor-to-Life Project

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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