Opportunity to register support for local renewable energy

Dear DCE newsletter subscribers – a special welcome to new subscribers.
In this issue:

  • Dottery Solar Array Proposal – your opportunity to comment on the planning application

Best wishes from DCE Directors: Alison, Derek, Emily, Henry, Rose, Tim, and Tom

Dorset Community Energy hope to build a small ground-mounted solar array by the reservoir at Dottery.  We plan to make the electricity generated from the proposed array available to local residents via an Energy Local Club. These clubs allow members to buy cheaper electricity direct from a local renewable energy installation; and allow those generating the electricity to achieve slightly larger income than selling direct to the grid.

Those living close to the array will have the option of joining the Energy Local Club and buying cheaper electricity from the array when it is generating. Anyone living in the area will be able to join the Energy Local Club.

The planning application has been submitted and is open for comment until 14th October.  Please do register your support for the scheme, further details and resources are available on the Dottery Page

Click here to link to the Dottery Page – for further information and guidance on how to respond.

If the planning application is successful funds will be raised via a share offer, presenting an investment opportunity to Dorset residents. Households local to the array, existing Dorset Community Energy members and subscribers to this newsletter will all be invited to invest.