BWCE_web-3Bath and West Community Energy is a well-established and award-winning community benefit society that co-ordinates and develops renewable energy generating projects for the benefit of the community in Bath and the surrounding area.

BWCE has been instrumental in initiating the Chelwood solar scheme. It has a strong track record of delivering community energy projects, having managed a number of successful projects from inception, through capital raising and to completion of construction. BWCE has raised nearly £10 million through seven community share offers and has over 5.8MW of solar PV and other renewable energy projects under management, sufficient to supply the equivalent annual electricity demand for 1,750 homes.1

BWCE’s most recent project included the Wilmington Solar Array, which saw £2.2 million of equity raised to fund the construction of a 2.34MW solar scheme near Marksbury, just outside Bath.

1Estimate based on most recent statistics from the Department of Energy and Climate Change showing that annual UK average domestic household consumption is 4,170 kWh