Renewable Energy

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. In 2020 we are installed an off grid system for our office and community room 8kW PV plus 8.8kWh usable storage. New to our hot water system is the innovative SunHopper heating the water directly from PV panels.

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.

How we can help

Wanting to generate energy from renewable sources? Find out how we can help you.


Data from HHP renewable energy systems

Data from our renewable systems in 2009/10 to introduce potential investors and students to variations in output.

SHOCK community-owned wind turbine – a short case study

The installation of Sustainable Hockerton’s community-owned wind turbine, project managed by Hockerton Housing Project.

What others say

The community wind turbine at Hockerton provides a handy route-map for other communities who are interested in renewable energy but are wondering how such schemes can be paid for – Nottingham ScienceCity Seeing the various technologies (that we’ve all been talking about for yonks!) actually functioning alongside each other, integrated into a real living community environment – you read about it, you hear about it but seeing it is altogether different. Terrific! – East Midlands Renewable Energies Group