Community solar project in Prime Minister’s constituency reveals it has raised almost £350,000 from local residents, but experts fear it could be one of the last of its type for some time thanks to government policy change. The government may have been accused of undermining the community solar sector last year through a series of cuts to incentives and tax breaks, but the Prime Minister has revealed he remains optimistic the fledgling sector can continue to prosper as technology costs fall. David Cameron this week issued a statement praising Southill Community Energy’s (SCE) planned 4.5MW community solar farm on the Cornbury Park estate, just outside Charlbury, Oxfordshire, underlining his support for community energy initiatives that offer local residents the chance to invest in clean energy infrastructure. The project is to be located in Cameron’s Witney constituency and the Prime Minister praised the initiative as further evidence of people’s “enthusiasm” for solar technology.
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