Local Energy for Selsey and Sidlesham
The Ferry Farm community solar project, between Selsey and Sidlesham, has been generating electricity and income from the sun since June 2016. Surplus income from the solar farm is being used to support local community organisations and projects.
19,000 solar panels are already making electricity from the sun
The community solar farm is made up of around 19,000 panels expected to generate over 5.4 million kWh of green energy every year for 25 years or more. That’s enough electricity to power 1,300 homes!
The solar farm will earn income from the sale of electricity and a Feed-in Tariff which provides an inflation linked income for 20 years.
Ferry Farm Community Solar Limited
Ferry Farm Community Solar Limited is a professionally managed community benefit society, which has been set up to help fund the community solar farm and manage the community income generated. Surplus income from the community solar farm (after operating and finance costs) is being used to support projects in the Selsey and Sidlesham area.
For the initial 3 year period, half of the income generated will be used to support an energy and fuel poverty advice service managed by local charity ‘Selsey Works’. The other half is being used to support a community grant fund for projects in Selsey and Sidlesham.
Please visit www.selseyinfo.co.uk/ferryfarmgrantbids
to see if it the fund can help support your project and to find out how to apply for grant funding.