By mobilising challenges into solutions, Younity exists to energise community energy and support the sector far and wide. They do this by connecting groups to:
- the energy market through competitive PPAs (no matter the volume of exported energy)
- skilled volunteers through a volunteering platform, Connect
- loan and grant funding
Younity purchases the power from 1/3rd of community-owned solar, wind and hydro in the UK by volume. They offer prices to any group, no matter the capacity of the system.
This energy is ring fenced into Your Coop Energy’s Community Powered tariff – powering homes with community energy (this is not taking on new customers at present due to market volatility).
Community Energy Connect:
Through streamlining skilled individuals to community energy groups, Connect offers a platform to search for the skills your group needs.
Simply sign-up, search for volunteers, post an opportunity, and turn your notifications on! Sign up here
£1.5m Kickstart Loan:
Younity’s £1.5m Kickstart Loan is available to projects in England, Scotland and Wales that are building and managing local renewable generation to benefit the community. Helping to plug the finance gap during the construction phase, this loan helps to kickstart projects into fruition.
Powering Communities Fund:
All groups that either sell their energy to Younity or have received the Kickstart loan, are eligible to apply for grant funding. So far, they have distributed almost £50k to 17 projects!
If your group is looking to sell their energy via a PPA, is in need of new volunteers or Younity’s Kickstart Loan, reach out to explore how they can support you. Email email@example.com.
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