Wight Community Energy (WCE) is a community benefit society at the heart of developing a sustainable, low carbon, economically prosperous Isle of Wight.
WCE manages a 3.95MW solar PV farm called Homestead in Shalfleet on the Isle of Wight, selling solar energy as a feed-in tariff to the National Grid. We are a community owned organisation, which means that investor members control the organisation on a one member-one vote basis, and receive a percentage interest each year from the profits made from selling the solar power.
WCE also has a community fund, established to support local projects that support carbon reduction, energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty.
With recent funding from Power to Change and the Rural Community Energy Fund, WCE is undertaking a number of projects on the Isle of Wight to deliver community-owned renewable energy and improve energy efficiency with the overarching aim of reducing fuel poverty on the Island.