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UK PV farms bring 36MWp into community ownership

UK solar farms with a collective capacity of 36MWp have been transferred into community ownership, increasing England and Wales’s community solar capacity by one fifth.

The transfer sees five community businesses across England and Wales take ownership of solar farms generating enough energy to power almost 13,000 homes.

This is expected provide over £20m in forecast community benefit funding from surplus revenues.

Community benefit funding will be used to support local programmes addressing important issues such as homelessness, food and fuel poverty, education and climate action while supporting the UK’s transition to net zero.


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