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1560: Westmill Solar Cooperative - community energy project

With farmers facing ever greater pressures to diversify and ever-rising energy prices, renewable energy projects offer an opportunity to diversify and insulate against these pressures; involving the community is arguably an even better way of doing this. Westmill Solar Cooperative hopes to illustrate this

Year of Publication2012

Westmill Solar Cooperative is a pioneering ‘community energy’ project and an interesting case study of one option for on-farm renewable energy generation.

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