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 on 11 April 2015.


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Representatives from community energy groups across the SW visiting the V27 on a cold day in March, as part of a tour organised by RegenSW. (Don't forget the RegenSW Renewable Energy Marketplace at Westpoint Arena near Exeter on 21st April).


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"Gale gatherer, gust herder, breeze whisperer..." RegenSW recorded this video of Matt Harvey reciting his wind turbine poem to our V27 last autumn. Watch it here. It's rather good.


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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 2014. Together with other energy saving improvements the Rec has halved its electricty consumption.