BWCE Solar PV Project Performance

Historical Performance Data for all our Solar Projects By Year

BWCE Projects 2015-16 – Massive and exciting developments this year with the commissioning of both Wilmington (2.34MW) and Portworthy (4.02MW) solar arrays, bringing our total installed capacity up to nearly 7.1MW. By the end of March 2016 we had generated enough electricity during the year to meet the equivalent annual demand from over 1,000 typical households*, finishing the year around target. If our current capacity operated for a full year we would generate enough electricity to meet the equivalent annual demand from 2,150 typical households*.
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BWCE Projects 2014-15 – major development work underway on our first large solar array at Wilmington farm with construction just completing before the end of the year. During the year three new roof mounted projects were also installed including on the council offices at Lewis House, with iconic views over to the abbey. By the end of March 2015 we had generated enough electricity during the year to meet the equivalent annual demand from nearly 160 typical households*, finishing the year around 2.5% above target.
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2014-15 performance

BWCE Projects 2013-14 – main focus of the year has been the development of partnerships with Low Carbon Gordano and Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy and the construction of Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy’s 1MW solar array next to one of their nature reserves at Chelworth. By the end of March 2014 we had generated enough electricity during the year to meet the equivalent annual demand from 160 typical households*, finishing the year around 8% above target.
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2013-14 performance

BWCE Projects 2012-13 – our first full year of operation coincided with very low levels of solar irradiation during key summer months. But we installed our first ground mounted array, a 250kW system linked to Hartham Business Park. By the end of March 2013 we had generated enough electricity during the year to meet the equivalent annual demand from 130 typical households*, finishing the year just on target.
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2012-13 performance

These projects do not include the range of projects, both large and small, that BWCE has supported other community enterprises to develop and commission. See here for a summary of all the projects BWCE has been involved with.

*Assuming a typical UK household (without economy 7) consumes 3100 kWh of electricity per year, based on Ofgem data. See here for link.