Dorset Community Energy hope to build a small ground-mounted solar array by the reservoir at Dottery (on land West Of Atrim Road, Dottery, Dorset DT6 5HS). They plan to make the electricity generated from the proposed array available to local residents via an Energy Local Club. These clubs allow members to buy cheaper electricity direct from a local renewable energy installation; and allow those generating the electricity to achieve slightly larger income than selling direct to the grid.
Those living close to the array will have the option of joining the Energy Local Club and buying cheaper electricity from the array when it is generating. Anyone living in the area will be able to join the Energy Local Club.
The planning application has been submitted and is open for comment until 14th October. Please do register your support for the scheme: further details and resources are available on the Dottery Page: Click here to link to the Dottery Page – for further information and guidance on how to respond.
If the planning application is successful funds will be raised via a share offer, presenting an investment opportunity to Dorset residents. Households local to the array, existing Dorset Community Energy members and subscribers to the Dorset Community Newsletter will all be invited to invest.