Do you live in Bishop Sutton or one of the villages listed below?

(Stowey, Sutton Wick, Cameley, Temple Cloud, Hinton Blewett, South Widcombe, Chewton Mendip, Litton and Coley).

Network maps show us you are already being supplied with electricity from BWCE’s solar array at Stowey Farm, when solar electricity is generating, via the national grid.  But this local electricity consumption isn’t shown on your electricity bill. Wouldn’t it be good if you could buy your electricity directly from a local solar farm at a lower price than the tariff you pay to your supplier?  Watch our short video to find out more.

Although current legislation doesn’t allow BWCE to sell this locally generated electricity directly to households, we anticipate this will change. Our EU-funded Flex Community™ research project is keen to demonstrate how this could work in practice.

We are already monitoring the electricity generated from BWCE’s solar array at Stowey Farm, and we know from the electricity distribution maps, that much of this generation goes into Bishop Sutton. Whilst we know that residents are already using this electricity, we would like to know when, and how much, of this renewable electricity the households are using. Whilst the data we are collecting is real, the “sale” of the electricity is a simulation.

Homeowners without existing solar panels can get involved.

  • You do not need to change electricity supplier to join our Flex Community™ trial
  • There is no cost to you, in fact we pay you for getting involved
  • You’ll need a smart phone so you can download our App
  • And allow us to install a free small smart device close to your fuse board.

By using our App, householders can see how much money and carbon they could save if they were actually buying electricity from Stowey Farm.

Interested? Contact us to find out more

Call Julia on 07784 144439

Email [email protected]

Your involvement could lead to a significant step forward in the trading of locally generated renewables.

To find out more about the Flex Community™ Project see