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Gower Power Community Co-op
Gower is part of an innovative partnership with four other like-minded Community Benefit Societies (CBS) in England and Wales called Community Energy Together (CET). These four others launched their share offers earlier this summer on the Ethex positive investment platform, and have already raised a collective total of £680,000.
The CBSs are bringing seven solar farms into community ownership, increasing the capacity of community owned solar energy in England and Wales by a fifth, and generating a collective community benefit fund of £20 million over the solar farms’ lifetime.
The solar farms are in Shropshire, Kent, Devon, Isle of Wight and Swansea. Together they have a total capacity of 36MWp, enough to power around 12,750 homes and save circa 317,000 tonnes of CO2 over their lifetimes. Some CBSs are buying more than one solar farm.
Investing in these share offers supports the community energy revolution, democratising energy ownership through community-owned renewables that create benefits for everyone.
Gower Power’s new share offer builds on the success of its two previous share offers which have supported several exciting local community projects focussing mainly on sustainable energy and growing food. It will enable local people who care about climate change to put their money to work to tackle the issue directly, earn a fair return on their investment, and greatly increase the solar farm’s economic contribution to the local area.
The 4.99MW Brynwhilach solar farm has been successfully operating since 2017, outperforming its generation targets. It produces enough electricity for the equivalent of 1,650 average homes and will save over 45,000 tonnes of carbon over its remaining lifetime.View This Offer
Invest in clean community energy in Bristol
If you haven’t already invested in Bristol Energy Cooperative’s latest Share Offer, there’s still time! They’ve already raised over £500,000 for clean community-owned energy with a target of £1 million. Help to continue their mission to supercharge Bristol’s clean energy transition. You can invest between £100 and £100,000, with a projected return of 5%. Tackle the climate emergency and support local communities through the scaling up of people-owned clean energy and battery technology.
Spread the word and help Bristol Energy Cooperative double their rooftop solar capacity over the next two years. Got questions about the Share Offer? Watch BEC’s latest video explaining all the details. Thanks so much for your support! Invest today: https://bristolenergy.coop/share-offer-2023/View This Offer
Congleton Community Solar - BECOME A GREEN INVESTOR
DVCE-CP (Dane Valley Community Energy-Congleton Park Ltd) is embarking on a new renewable energy initiative to harness power from roof based solar panels which we will install on schools and commercial properties in Congleton, wider Cheshire and North Staffordshire.
The project will reduce energy costs for participating sites including schools as well as provide an educational resource to increase environmental and sustainability awareness.
Surplus funds will also benefit local community projects.
This is an opportunity for you to generate a projected 5% return on your investment and have your capital returned over 15 years. You can invest from £100 to £50,000 (institutional investors can invest up to £100,000). Our aim is to raise £530,000. The offer will close at the end of October 2023.
For a share offer and business plan including full details of the project, benefits and risks we invite you to visit www.congletonsolar.co.uk or click on the link below.
* Our hydro scheme has generated 380 MWh of green electricity in under 2 years of operation and has already raised £9000 to community projects. We are proud that the UK government chose to use our scheme as the poster child for its new £10M development fund to support community energy.View This Offer
Wight Community Energy
Wight Community Energy was set up in 2015 to deliver community-owned renewable energy, energy efficiency and fuel poverty projects at the heart of developing a sustainable, low carbon, economically prosperous Isle of Wight. This share offer will enable them to complete the refinancing of the Homestead Solar Farm, which:
- is a ground-mounted solar park with a forecast generation of 4.46 GWh a year
- can power the equivalent of 1,525 typical homes, saving over 31,000 tonnes of CO2 over its lifetime
- creates financial surpluses that will be paid into a community fund to support local projects and organisations
WCE is part of Community Energy Together, a collaboration of five societies with seven solar farm assets which have been cross-collaterally financed. A local society is purchasing each solar farm, increasing the capacity of community-owned solar energy in England and Wales by about 20%.View This Offer
Shropshire and Telford Community Energy
STCE was specifically set up to purchase the Twemlows solar farm and the group has ambitions to set up further, new community energy schemes in the local area. They are raising funds to complete the purchase of the fully operational Twemlows solar farm in Shropshire and bring it into community ownership. The Solar Farm:
- has been operational since 2015 and is improving biodiversity on its site
- has a maximum output of 10MW
- is capable of powering around 3,400 homes, carbon-free
- has total revenues over the next 18 years of around £28M
- has been distributing at least £20,000 PA to a community benefit fund, which STCE will channel into community benefit initiatives, including more renewable energy projects.
STCE is part of Community Energy Together, a collaboration of five societies and seven solar farm assets which have been cross-collaterally financed. Each solar farm is being purchased by a local society, increasing the capacity of community-owned solar energy in England and Wales by about 20%.View This Offer
Yealm Community Energy
Yealm Community Energy (YCE) was formed in 2015 and consists of a group of people local to South Devon who want to bring local renewable energy assets into community ownership, so they can continue to provide benefits for the entire community - and the planet. YCE is raising funds to purchase three fully operational solar farms which:
- have an installed capacity of 12.28 MW, generating 13M kWh/year
- are capable of powering the equivalent of 4,450 homes, carbon-free
- have power purchase agreements in place to supply energy to the National Grid
- are expected to generate excess revenue of around £8 million over the project’s lifetime that YCE will channel back into community benefit initiatives.
YCE is part of Community Energy Together, a collaboration of five community benefit societies and seven solar farm assets which have been cross-collaterally financed. A community benefit society is purchasing each solar farm, increasing the capacity of community-owned solar energy in England and Wales by about 20%.View This Offer
Kent Community Energy
Kent Community Energy was formed in 2016 and is raising funds via this share offer to purchase the fully operational 5 MW Orchard 2 Solar Farm in the Kent countryside (in the UK’s sunniest county) into community ownership. The Solar Farm is capable of powering around 1,700 homes, carbon-free, and mitigates around 1,165 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually.
Kent Community Energy is part of Community Energy Together, a collaboration of five societies and seven solar farm assets. Each solar farm is being purchased by a local society, increasing the capacity of community-owned solar energy in England and Wales by about 20%.View This Offer
Grimsby Community Energy's 4th community share offer
Grimsby Community Energy's 4th community share offer is now open for investment. Their offer is to fund solar PV installations at the CATCH Industrial Training Centre, and at YMCA Humber's Orwell Street building.
Grimsby Community Energy are a cooperative, run by members, who are dedicated to bringing community energy projects to their local area. With solar PV already operating at E-Factor, St Andrew's Hospice and the new YMCA Humber building on Freeman Street, they are now looking to build on their success.View This Offer
Big Solar Co-op Share Offer
Our new rolling share offer is open!Our first share offer ended in December 2022 with a total raised of £840k. This got us a long way down the road of what we needed to secure in order to deliver on our front runner sites. ut things are moving pretty fast in Big Solar Co-op land. With Dean (our new Client Lead) now in place we are progressing some very promising solar sites and we need to make sure we have the funds in place to finance them. We've seen a lot of interest in shares since we closed our first share offer so we are hopeful that this new offer will see a great take-up.
There are a few changes to our share offer structure and terms. Firstly, we have revised our interest policy to be more in line with our governing document. We will now aim to pay interest of 5% (or 2% above the base rate if higher). This new policy applies to all shares including those already issued. We project that it will take a few years to ramp up interest payments to this level but we hope that the new target will help ethical investors to take the plunge.
The other major change to our share offer is that it is now a rolling offer - there is no planned end date and we will issue shares on a quarterly basis.
Ongoing BHESCo share offer
BHESCo has an ongoing share offer, raising funds to develop an exciting collection of clean energy projects that will drive down energy costs and carbon emissions in our community. By becoming an investor in their award-winning energy co-operative you will be supporting the growth of community owned renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Sussex and the UK's transition to low-carbon energy, as well as receiving an attractive interest rate of 5% on your investment.View This Offer
Brighton Energy Cooperative
Brighton Energy Coop have launched their latest share offer - to fund 578kWp of new community-owned solar PV at Rathfinny Wine Estate in Sussex.
They have teamed up with Rathfinny - the latest of our more than 40 solar landlords - to host nearly 2000 solar panels. This will be BEC's biggest solar system to date and will generate power for the winery buildings, shop and accommodation.View This Offer
Bath and West Community Energy
Bath and West Community Energy have a share offer which supports them to deliver clean local energy, community-owned for the common good.View This Offer