News and Articles


How to Claim EIS Relief

In this article we want to explain to those of you that are elegible to claim Income Tax relief under the Enterprise Investment Scheme how to do so. The general rule is that the relief is available for the tax year in which the shares are issued. But if you choose, you can treat some or […]

09 October 2015
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Braydon Manor mentioned in infographic about solar farms

Infographic on solar energy  by our friends at Mongoose Energy. Solar farms are large-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) systems used to generate clean electricity at scale, usually to feed into the grid. Solar farms can cover anything between 1 acre and 100 acres. There are 450+ operational solar farms in the UK producing over 4,000 MWp a year.  

16 September 2015
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Construction has begun at the Braydon Manor solar farm

Construction has begun at the Braydon Manor solar farm. We’ve got a road(ish), trenches (some with cables in), fencing and lots of little flags! Exciting! The development of a solar array requires the delivery and storage of construction materials, plant, machinery and office accommodation. We have set up a temporary construction compound at the Braydon Manor, […]

15 September 2015

WWCE features in Leapfrog video

Gary Mantle, CEO of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, talks about our installation at Chelworth (Gary’s part starts at 1:30):

31 March 2015
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Letter to Braydon Manor Farm investors 12/3/15

Dear Investors, I am writing to you to keep you up-to-date with your investment and the Braydon Manor Solar Farm project. When the fund raise closed we had taken £2,913,801. This means that when built Braydon Manor Farm will be one of the largest community owned solar farms in England. The community energy movement is […]

26 March 2015
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Letter to Braydon Manor Farm investors 26/03/15

Dear WWCE investors, I’m pleased to tell you that your investments have now been formally accepted and we will begin the process of issuing the share certificates over the next few days. If you invested before original cut-off deadline of 12 December 2014 your certificate will be dated 31 December 2014. If you invested later your […]

26 March 2015
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Braydon Manor Farm – update 18/02/15

The fund raise for Braydon Manor Farm exceeded its target of £2.7 million and closed 4 days early. Total amount raised was £2,938,001 from 396 investors. Thank you for your support everyone! All members who subscribed for shares should have heard  from Ethex that their payments for shares has been accepted. If not please contact the Registry at […]

18 February 2015
Braydon Manor

Investments reach £1.65M

As of Wednesday 17th December we have raised £1.65 million towards our target of £2.7 million. It has also been confirmed that community share underwriting specialist Resonance Ltd has agreed to provide £600,000 in underwriting. This effectively means that once the fundraise gets to £2.1 million we can go ahead and build the array. For […]

17 December 2014
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WWCE on BBC Wiltshire

We were delighted to be interviewed by Graham Rogers for BBC Radio Wiltshire. You can listen again for the next 3 weeks  – the interview with Lesley Bennet and Steve Webb starts at 47:30 minutes:

05 December 2014
Braydon Manor

Investors wanted for new solar farm

At Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy we are aiming to raise £2.7 million to help finance the construction of a 5MW solar farm near Swindon. The array, which will equal Westmill Solar Co-op as the largest community-owned solar farm in the UK, is expected to generate enough electricity to power 1,400 homes and it will help boost biodiversity, ecology and wildlife on […]

29 November 2014