Welcome to the South Brent Community Energy Society's website.

SBCES was established by members of Sustainable South Brent in 2011 to take forward a 225kW wind turbine project for the benefit of the community of South Brent in Devon, UK. It is a Community Benefit Society, registered number 31498R.

The Society's Vestas V27 wind turbine was funded by a community share issue and installed in August 2013. The 9.88kW PV system was installed in June 2014.

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V27 in February. Cold!

Frustratingly we were unable to make much use of the strong winds in January because we can only operate the wind turbine in winds below about 30mph while we wait for a replacement control module.


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PV panels fitted to the South Brent Recreation Ground Pavilion, June 28th, by The Good Heat Company. First electricity generated on 30th June. (The assymetric layout is to minimise the effect of shadows from the lamp posts).