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Clean energy generation quadruples at Godalming College

December 6, 2023

Two new solar panel arrays have been installed at Godalming College’s Independent Learning Centre and Performing Arts Centre. The new arrays were added as part of the continuing partnership between Wey Valley Solar, and the College. Godalming College’s Assistant Principal Finance & Resources, Sarah Baudains said “We worked closely with Wey Valley Solar in 2023…

Share issue planned for early 2024

August 1, 2023

Wey Valley Solar will be launching a new Community Share Offer in early 2024 to install, own and operate solar panels on the roofs of various schools. Installation work for a solar PV array is set to commence on the Independent Learning Centre at Godalming Sixth Form College. The co-op has also received approval in…

Godalming College trebles solar generation

August 1, 2023

Work has started to install solar PV at the Independent Learning Centre at Godalming sixth form College. Godalming College was one of the first Wey Valley Solar installations with a 49 kWp array installed in 2012. The Independent Learning Centre roof will provide an additional 120 kWp of generating capacity. Chair of Wey Valley Solar,…

Laura Wilson joins Wey Valley Solar board

July 27, 2023

Laura Wilson has been elected to the board of Wey Valley Solar at the recent AGM. Laura is a project manager at Community Energy South, which is an umbrella organisation helping groups, like Wey Valley Solar to expand community energy. Laura is a specialist in the community energy sector and skilled in project management and…

Wey Valley Solar hits record generation in 2022

May 2, 2023

Generation across Wey Valley Solar’s 10 schools and St. Paul’s church, Addlestone hit a record high in 2022. Overall generation was up by nearly 9% over 2021. Broadwater School in Farncombe was the star performer with a hike of over 60%. Across the portfolio, George Abbot school, generated the most electricity from its Solar PV…

Wey Valley Solar’s chair awarded MBE

January 6, 2023

Mike Smyth, chair of Wey Valley Solar has been awarded an MBE in King Charles III’s first New Year’s honours list for services to the environment. Mike has been recognised for his dedication and commitment in his roles in the energy and environmental sector, as chair of Wey Valley Solar and Energy4All and as a…

Share offer for St. Paul’s, Addlestone, over-subscribed

March 8, 2021

The recent share offer for solar PV on St. Paul’s Church, Addlestone has been over-subscribed. The initial share offer was made to friends and congregation of the church who raised the full capital needed in short measure. The 10.4 kWp array marks the 11th installation by Wey Valley Solar and brings its total generating capacity to…

Fine weather brings highest ever generation (again!)

July 16, 2020

In the 12 months to the end of June 2020 our solar panels generated over 500 megawatt hours of electricity, our second highest total in this 12-month period since we started. To put this into context this is equivalent to the electricity consumption of about 172 households which are not on the Economy 7 tariff.…

Fine weather brings highest ever generation

November 19, 2018

Between January and October of 2018 our panels generated over 487,000 Kilowatt hours of electricity. With 2 months still to go, we have already surpassed our highest yearly generation (of 472,000 KWh). We are optimistic that this will provide a healthy revenue surplus to share with the schools. There have been no new installations this…

New panels bring increased generation for 2016

November 1, 2016

Between January and October 2016 we generated a fraction under 450,000 kilowatt hours compared to 245,000 kilowatt hours in 2015, an 83% increase.