Watchfield Village Hall solar panels

Westmill Sustainable Trust (WeSET) and Watchfield Village Hall worked together to install 10.14 kWp of solar PV panels on the village hall roof.

WeSET was one of the last community groups to successfully pre-register a solar PV array under the old Feed-in Tariff (FiT) rates, enabling it to generate not only green electricity, but also money to help support local environmental projects. Over a 20-year period, the solar panels will generate clean, renewable energy. The estimated saving in CO₂ emissions is 4.7 tonnes a year.

Low Carbon Hub was really pleased to provide a small part of the overall funding for the installation.

grant funding from Low Carbon Hub
tonnes projected CO₂ emissions savings

I’m delighted that we have been able to enable this direct benefit to the community following on from the panels we also had installed on the Sport Pavilion. The SWELL trial these were used in has enabled a Local Energy Club to be formed for real in Bethesda and we look forward to exploring more options like that locally.

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Thanks to a grant from Westmill Solar Co-operative, we are able to offer fully-funded energy audits for community buildings – the first step to reducing the building’s energy use and increasing energy efficiency.

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