South Brent Community Energy Society

V27 on 16 November 2015


Welcome to the society's website. Here you will find information about the Society and its projects.

The Society was established in 2011 by members of Sustainable South Brent to take forward a medium size wind turbine project for the benefit of the community. The Vestas V27 wind turbine, rated at 225kW, was installed in August 2013 and began generating electricity in September 2013.

V27 on 1 August 2020V27 on 1 August. Waiting for a new gearbox, due this month.

The Society also owns the 9.88kWp PV array on the South Brent Recreation Association's pavilion building, which was installed in June 2014 and has generated 54,377kWh to end of March 2020.

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At the end of June NatGen replaced the torque arm assembly, which was in a very poor state, but just when we thought the worst was behind us they found excessive play in the gearbox low speed bearings. The advice was to replace the whole gearbox, which will add to the delay and expense of getting back up and running again. Very frustrating for all concerned, including the NatGen engineers who had overcome a number of obstacles to refit the torque arm mechanism without having to remove the gearbox! The replacement gearbox is now being prepared in Denmark and should be with us in early August.

Our AGM will be on Thursday 10th September.

Wind turbine monthly output

April 2020: 21,350kWh

May: 15,859.4kWh

June: 0 kWh

July: 0 kWh

PV monthly output

April 2020: 1,242.15kWh

May: 1684.8kWh

June: 1295.9kWh

July: 1333.2kWh