Good Energy Group - Commissioning of a new 5MW solar site in Dorset
RNS Number : 3599N
Good Energy Group PLC
29 January 2016

29 January 2016

Good Energy Group PLC

("Good Energy" or "the Company")


Latest addition to Good Energy's generation portfolio - 5MW solar farm in Dorset

Three new solar sites receive planning permission



Good Energy, the AIM listed renewable electricity supplier and generator, is pleased to announce that it has commissioned a new 5MW solar site near Wareham, Dorset.


Oaklands Plantation will generate enough renewable electricity to supply around 1,300 homes and brings the number of solar farms the Company has built and operates to seven. Combined with its two owned and operated wind farms, Good Energy's installed capacity now totals 52.5MW.


Juliet Davenport OBE, Chief Executive and founder of Good Energy, said:


"The commissioning of this latest solar farm demonstrates our continued commitment to owning and operating a growing portfolio of renewable generation sites.


"The site will make an important contribution towards Dorset's renewable energy targets, and will also deliver benefits to local people in the form of a community fund and bespoke biodiversity plans."


The Company has also received planning permission for three additional solar farms totalling 12MW. Newton Downs, in South Devon, Warren Park in Dorset and Delabole, in Cornwall, will together have the capacity to supply renewable electricity to around 2,990 average homes.  The Delabole site is located next to Good Energy's wind farm.




For further information, please contact:




Good Energy Group PLC

Juliet Davenport, Chief Executive

Denise Cockrem, Chief Financial Officer

01249 766795



Arden Partners plc (Nomad & Broker)

Steve Douglas, Patrick Caulfield        

01214 238900




Camarco (Financial PR Adviser)

Geoffrey Pelham-Lane, Georgia Mann

0203 757 4980



Good Energy Press Office                

Gill Dickinson             

01249 765540





- The planning permissions for Newton Downs and Delabole are subject to the fulfillment pre-planning conditions

- Good Energy is a fast-growing 100% renewable electricity supply and generation company, offering value for money and award-winning customer service. 

- An AIM-listed PLC, and founder member of the Social Stock Exchange, its mission is to support change in the energy market, address climate change and boost energy security. 

- The company has consistently performed well in the annual Which? energy company customer satisfaction survey, winning first or second place in each of the last five years. 

- It has more than 55,000 renewable electricity customers and 28,000 gas customers. It works with a community of 93,500 small and medium scale renewable electricity generators (all figures as at 30 June 2015).

- Good Energy is the owner of Delabole Wind Farm, the UK's first commercial wind farm, and owns and operates Hampole Wind Farm, near Doncaster. The company also owns and operates seven solar farms.

- Good Energy has won a number of awards including Business Green Company of the Year 2015, British Renewable Energy Association Leadership Award 2015 and, for the second year running, Small Cap Awards - Social Impact Company of the Year.


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