Case Study

Watchfield Village Hall goes Solar-Powered

The project:

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

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

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.

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  • 4.7 Tonnes CO2 saved a year
  • 10.14 KWp installed capacity of Solar PV
  • £30k Savings in electricity bills over 20 years
  • £30k Income earned to support community projects (over 20 years)
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.

Mike Blanch, Chair, WeSET

Watchfield Village Hall Case Study
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