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Kennet Community Energy's new solar installation

Wiltshire's oldest Peugeot dealer, Fussell Wadham Limited, have provided roofs at their Hopton Park Industrial Estate premises for Kennet Community Energy Limited (KCEL) latest solar photovoltaic installation - their third major scheme in Devizes.

The new array consists of 112 panels supplied and installed by the Devizes company IDDEA.  The array is now fully operational and is expected to generate 27,100 kWh and save about sixteen metric tons of carbon a year. There are further details of the installation at KCEL's website.

Company director, Mark Wadham: "This is a great opportunity for Fussell Wadham to not only benefit from a financial saving on our electricity cost, but we are also reducing our carbon footprint."

KCEL have previously installed solar PV arrays at the Wadworth Brewery, Devizes School and the Trowbridge Civic Centre.

Fussell Wadman Limited's story goes back to the earliest years of the motor car - to the two separate garages of P. Fussell and Son in Chirton and W.H.F Wadman and Son in West Lavington.  They amalgamated in 1973.

KCEL is now known as a Community Benefit Society following the passing of the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. 

Their vision is to build an enterprise owned by members of the community, developing renewable energy projects in the north and east of Wiltshire and the surrounding areas, which will make a major contribution to local, renewable energy generation.

As a community benefit social enterprise all surplus income is given back to the community via a community fund.   

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