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.

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.

V27 on 1 March 2021

V27 running smoothly in moderate easterly breeze on 1st March 2021.

External Links

The following links show the real-time and historic contribution of wind power to the UK electricty grid and associated CO2 emissions. SBCES is not responsible for their content.

Go to Carbon Intensity to see the current and forecast carbon dioxide emissions associated with using using electricty.

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24 February: A worn slip clutch, that limits the torque between the gearbox and generator, means that the turbine can't operate in strong winds. Spare clutch pads are on order and will be fitted in a few weeks.

Wind turbine monthly output

April 2020: 21,350kWh

May: 15,859.4kWh

June: 0 kWh

July: 0 kWh

August: 0kWh

September: 4,695kWh

October: 0 kWh

November: 0 kWh

December: 0kWh

January '21: 0kWh

February: 35,900kWh

PV monthly output

April 2020: 1,242.15kWh

May: 1684.8kWh

June: 1295.9kWh

July: 1333.2kWh

August: 1058.0kWh

September: 891.2kWh

October: 512kWh

November: 258.8kWh

December: 196.9kWh

January '21: 240.6kWh

February: 389kWh