A solar panal farm just outside Swindon has become the world's largest community owned solar project
The co-operative which runs The Westmill Solar Park in Shrivenham has finalised the deal and signed a loan agreement for the £16.5 million project. Around £6 million was raised by 1,650 members of the public taking up their offer to be part of the project. It is set to generate enough power for 1,500 homes a year.
Commenting on the project's successful completion, founder director Adam Twine, said: "It's been a real team effort to have pulled this off in the face of shifting government policy and tight timescales. Westmill represents the best of what low carbon investment and renewable energy can offer and hopefully will inspire others to realise that when we get together we can make change happen and can engage positively with the threat of climate change."
More from Swindon's News