We are renewable energy pioneers. Our first solar PV (7.6kW) and first wind turbine (6kW) were installed in 2002 , followed by a second wind turbine (5kW) in 2004 and further solar PV (6kW) on our visitor centre in 2012. Currently (2020) we are installing an off grid system for our office and community room 8kWpV plus 8.8kWh usable storage.
Our particular interest is community energy. As a group of five homes we have benefited from a micro-community approach to renewable energy with our onsite wind turbines, solar PV and solar thermal. We project managed the financing and installation of a community-owned 225kW turbine, which provides returns to its shareholders and the village of Hockerton, and is one of the first community-owned wind turbines in the country in 2010. We have since added a 50kW solar PV array to the village portfolio and now assist other communities and landowners with similar schemes through our courses and consultancy services. We have lots of videos on the systems in our gallery.