Renewable Energy

Wind turbine making the most of the Mendip gusts (Photo Gill Pettitt)

Working with Mendip DC and neighbouring parishes, advice can be offered on solar panels for groups of houses. Investigations are being made to lay photovoltaic panels along cycle paths. There is also an opportunity to set up community wind turbines in villages.

St Cuthbert Out produced power in the past from mills located along the rivers Axe and Sheppey as well as St Andrews Stream. Contact has been made with the owners of some of the historic mill sites to test the feasibility of installing micro hydro turbines to generate electricity.

Last updated: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 15:26