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11 Feb 20201 minute read

First subsidy-free solar farm joins grid

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First subsidy-free solar farm joins grid

The UK’s first fully subsidy-free solar farm has been connected to the grid this week.

Creacombe solar project, in Devon, will provide the local community with 7.3MW of renewable energy capacity, or enough for all the households across five local parishes.

Led by Community Owned Renewable Energy Partners (CORE) alongside Yealm Community Energy (YCE), the Creacombe Community Solar Farm began construction last year after five years in development, and was completed in two stages, as reported by Business Green.

The development follows news that 17 new community energy schemes in the UK capital have been granted funding through the London Mayor's Community Energy Fund (LCEF).

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