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 Feb 2020V27 on 1 February, STILL waiting for new torque brackets etc to be manufactured and fitted.

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 43,619kWh to end of March 2019.

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The wind turbine is stopped while awaiting repairs to the hydraulic system and gearbox mountings. When WindCare came to sort out the hydraulics problem they found the brackets and arms that stop the gearbox from rotating had become damaged after a bush had failed. The delays have been caused by the parts suppliers being out of stock, so some have had to be specially made. We hope WindCare will be back later this week (16th - 20th Feb) to complete the repairs.

Meanswhile we've missed the windiest winter on record. Storm Ciara gave us winds of 32.8m/s (73.4mph) on Feb 9th, an unnamed storm 33.6m/s (75.2mph) on Feb 13th. We are not looking forward to storm Dennis...

Wind turbine monthly output

April 2019: 27,724.3kWh

May: 16,705.1kWh

June: 27,101.6kWh

July: 14,070.1kWh

August: 27,684.1kWh

September: 34,668.8kWh

October: 35,857.4kWh

November: 28,828.9kWh

December: 0kWh

January 2020: 0kWh

PV monthly output

April 2019: 1,045.6kWh

May: 1,367.6kWh

June: 1,366.6kWh

July: 1,442.1kWh

August: 1,105.0kWh

September: 882.4kWh

October: 473.6kWh

November: 274.0kWh

December: 202.19kWh

January 2020: 215.43kWh