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.
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.