Company behind Devon venture hopes it will become a blueprint for projects owned by consumers
A solar power plant.
A ‘shared’ solar park is an option for households who cannot afford solar panels
or who do not own their home. Photograph: Fuyu Liu/Shutterstock
If you would love to have solar panels but don’t own your home or can’t afford the outlay, how about investing in Britain’s first “shared” solar park that is promising cheaper, zero-carbon electricity, direct to your energy bills for the next 40 years?
With two successful community energy schemes already behind it, Ripple Energy is looking for investors for its third: the construction of a 42MW solar park in Derril Water in Devon, not far from the Cornish town of Bude.
Once up and running in the summer of 2024, the project, which is being built by one of the world’s largest independent renewable energy companies, RES, will produce enough electricity to power 14,000 homes across Britain.