The Wilmington Farm Solar Array is now live and started exporting electricity to the Grid at the end of march 2015. At 2.34 MW this was B&NES’s biggest community owned solar array when it was installed. Though this has now been superseded by the 5MW Portworthy array.
The money was raised in full via the share offer and a loan from B&NES. The total cost being £2.6 million – £2.1 million from existing and new members with the remaining £500,000 loan from B&NES Council.