Common Farm Wroughton solar farm panels installed
Panels have been installed at the UK's first solar farm to be funded jointly by a borough council and investment bonds sold by the council to local people.
Common Farm at Wroughton has been paid for using £1.8m of investments from residents who bought bonds from Swindon Borough Council.
The project will pay interest in cash twice a year - at a rate of six per cent per annum.
The council has also invested £3m into the project.
When the farm is finished in a few weeks it will have more than 18,000 solar panels generating enough energy to power 1,500 homes.
Madeleine Ware reports.
30 May 2016
- From the section Wiltshire