The Ferry Farm community solar array, between Selsey and Sidlesham (West Sussex) has been generating electricity and income from the sun since June 2016. We are a not-for-profit organisation and our surplus income is used to support projects that reduce the local community's energy costs and carbon emissions.
Selsey and Sidlesham and surrounding areas spend almost £20 million per year on energy, almost all of which leaves the local economy. The Ferry Farm community solar array is a step towards energy being generated and owned locally, with the value retained in the local economy.
Local Energy Services and Funding
Our solar array generates income from the sun to support energy services and funding for Selsey and Sidlesham. Click the images below for more information.
Local energy from the Sun!
The community solar farm is made up of 19,000 solar panels, generating 5.4 million kWh of green energy every year. That’s equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 1,300 homes!
The solar farm is funded through a £5million 15-year loan from Triodos Bank and £1.15million of community investment from a share offer in 2016 and a bond offer in 2020.
The solar farm earns income from the sale of electricity and a feed-in-tariff which provides an inflation linked income for 20 years.
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Understanding EV & Transport in Selsey & Sidlesham
As part of Ferry Farm’s aims to support the local community, and get Selsey and Sidlesham Net-Zero ready, we have produced a short survey to understand local transport trends and barriers to electric vehicle ownership. We’d appreciate it if you took a minute or two to respond to our survey.
Ferry Farm Community Solar Limited
Ferry Farm Community Solar Ltd is a not-for-profit community benefit society governed by a board of voluntary directors and professionally managed by Communities for Renewables CIC. Please do get in touch if you are interested in the governance of the society or to discuss ideas that support the local community.
To view the Rules of the Society, AGM minutes, and other relevant documents please click the button below.