Welcome to Sharenergy – a not-for-profit organisation which helps communities find, build and own renewable energy generation throughout the UK.
- Get involved in running your local green electricity generation plant
- Invest some money and get a decent return
- Provide an energy generation site and earn rent
To find out more about how we work, take a look at our services, our one minute introduction to renewable energy co-ops, or our projects.
Chase Community Solar has been getting plenty of coverage in the national press, including an article in The Independent and a report on BBC 5 Live. The alternative approach taken by Chase Solar to tackling fuel poverty in this deprived area has caught the interest of reporters and it is hoped that other communities across the UK will be inspired to follow in its the footsteps.
The share offer has an initial target of £370,000 which would allow 150 homes to benefit from solar panels and the share offer will ideally reach £950,000 which will allow 400 homes can benefit. So far £220,000 has been raised. If the lower target is reached in time the first solar panels will be installed on council tenants homes as early as March 2015. The share offer for the scheme has one of the lowest entry points (£100) making it accessible to a wide range of people. Shareholders will not only gain a small income from the investment, they will also be able to vote on the running of the project as a member of the Community Benefit Society.
The share offer is due to close in mid February and anyone interested in becoming part of this ‘first of its type’ in the UK should make an application as soon as possible. The projected internal rate of return (IRR) for shareholders is 7% and there are additional tax incentives for most UK tax payers. As with all shares, capital invested is at risk, so please read the share offer document carefully.
Sharenergy have been pleased to be able to support the group in developing the share offer and promoting the project. If you are interested in starting a similar project in your area, please contact us.
We’re very pleased to say that the Pomona pioneer share offer is closing in on its target of £66,000 -we have just gone past the £50,000 mark. The grid connection has now been secured by a payment to Wester Power and we are working to complete the legal agreements on the site. That means we are on track to carry out the main share offer early in 2015 and install the panels shortly thereafter – hopefully in time to catch the first rays of Summer 2015.
The scheme is being launched in Lichfield next week (25th November) at the Wade Street Church. The launch event starts at 7.30, everyone is welcome, and is your chance to find out more about the project and the share offer.
On the following day, there is a drop in session at the same place (Wade Street Church, 11am to 3pm) where you can come and ask any questions you might have.