We’re a member-owned society that invests in renewable electricity for the local community
Our network is committed to creating greener environments and stronger neighbourhoods.
Protecting the environment
Biodiversity is at the heart of our solar farms. Around the solar panels wildflower meadows to encourage wildlife are being created. The topographies of solar farms are discreet to ensure they don’t impact any views of the local countryside. Plus they’re sited on low grade 3b quality land, which increases their sustainability credentials.
We believe local communities should have more control over their energy supplies, and in particular to direct any surpluses into the local economy and ensure they are used to reduce the community’s carbon emissiions and improve the local environment for both humans and nature.
We launched a community share offer to fund the transfer of three nearby operational solar farms into community ownership. The share offer enables local people who care about climate change to put their money to work to tackle the issue directly.
Advancing local renewable electricity
The energy industry needs to change. Power supplies no longer need to depend solely on multinational energy suppliers. We believe community owned green energy has a major role. Our solar farms use the latest technology, providing clean sustainable energy that will last a generation.
“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.”
“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.”
“Creacombe is a bold and pioneering project that can lead the way for a real step-change in the UK.“
“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."
“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."