Energy Local Bridport Phase 2

Exploring new solar generation to power Bridport homes and businesses.

Background

Energy Local Clubs offer an innovative system for trading renewable energy between generators and consumers locally. Our pilot Energy Local Bridport Club will allow 60 households in the Bridport area to purchase the electricity generated by the 50kW wind turbine at Salway Ash. After some delays from COVID-19, the first few households began trading local renewable energy in September 2021. Read more about how Energy Local Bridport will work.

New renewables for Bridport

The Bridport array(s) would look similar to this 1-acre solar array in Somerset.

Energy Local Clubs create new opportunities for community energy. In Phase 2 for Energy Local Bridport, we would like to invest in building one or two 250kW ground-mounted solar PV arrays in the Bridport area. The array(s) would be financed by a Dorset Community Energy share offer, and the electricity generated sold to local households or businesses through an Energy Local Club.

We are currently conducting feasibility studies and pre-planning applications on two potential sites just outside of Bridport. The sites have been selected for their grid connection and low visual impact. View the Rural Community Energy Fund feasibility study report here.

Find out more

Watch the video of our community consultation webinar from 23 February 2021.