Dingwall Wind Co-op turbine nearing completion

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Very exciting times for us- Dingwall Wind Co-op are a week away from a spinning turbine! See the other pics here as it begins its journey from Germany to the Highlands. Hot on its heels will be Wester Derry – shares still available until June 9th. Both projects have been developed with very heavy Sharenergy involvement… Read more »

Llangattock Green Valley – extension of share offer

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Welsh micro hydro co-operative Llangattock Green Valleys has decided to extend its share offer until 3 June. The co-operative aims to raise £690,000 to build four micro hydro schemes in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The share offer is already 69% of the way there, with subscriptions totalling £476,000 as of today, 1 May. The… Read more »

Wester Derry update

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Applications for shares in the Wester Derry wind turbine are arriving steadily, but if you hurry you could still get some of the pioneer shares with 50% tax relief. Advance assurance has been received from HMRC that the shares will be eligible for SEIS and EIS tax relief. Visit the website at westerderrywind.org.uk for more information.

Llangattock passes the halfway mark

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Brecon Beacons-based renewable energy group Llangattock Green Valleys has now sold more than half the shares in its second micro hydro co-operative. The group aims to raise £690,000 by the end of April to build four high-head schemes on the south-eastern side of the National Park. Together these schemes should generate some 355MWh of renewable… Read more »

Jonathan Porritt Supports Pomona’s Vision

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We are delighted that Jonathan Porritt, leading environmentalist and writer, has recently lent his support to Pomona Solar and its vision for community owned solar arrays in Herefordshire: “On my last visit to Herefordshire, I gave a talk in which…

Share offers and projects update

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We’re working with a lot of very active projects with 8 share offers planned over the next 3 months Wales is really starting to embrace renewable energy co-ops. First up is Egni Solar. They have currently raised £64,000 of the £155,000 they need to install solar PV panels on 7 community buildings in South Wales, including… Read more »

RHI approval at Canon Frome

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We’re very pleased to say we finally got approval for the Renewable Heat Incentive. The process has been hard work – both in the level of detail required and the difficulties put in our way by misdrafted legislation (somebody missed … Continue reading

January update

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A little while since our last update and a lot has happened. We have had the turbine up and running in test mode and it has produced some energy. The final step to consistent generation is unfortunately taking a lot … Continue reading

Lets make 2014 a great year for co-ops

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We’re going to be involved in a conference looking at the great things that are happening in UK co-ops and putting the negative stories of 2013 and the bank crisi behind us. It’s on the 17th Jan in Manchester: http://www.cbc.coop/co-op-bank-crisis-ways-foward-conference/ In the interim we are working on no less than 7 new share offers! So… Read more »