Bristol Energy Co-op launches solar share offer
Thursday 10th May, 7.30-9pm
Another chance to hear more about the panels, the plans and the opportunity to purchase shares.
What's it all about?
The Bristol Energy Co-op is launching a £87,800 share offer, and will use the money raised to install solar panels on community buildings in Bristol, including KWMC.
Mark Corbin of the Co-op said: ““In this first phase of the project, we’re installing solar panels onto the roofs of community buildings in the Bristol area. The Co-op receives a guaranteed 25-year “Feed-in Tariff” income from the government for the electricity - no matter who uses it. We distribute that income back to our investors, and use any surplus to invest in further energy projects in the area.
“Our share offer is based around installations on two community buildings: Hamilton House in Stokes Croft, and Knowle West Media Centre. Our aim is to buy 167 solar panels in total. These will provide over 30,000 kWh of electricity per year - enough to power six average houses.
“Our share offer gives everyone the chance to be a part of the renewable revolution, whether they own a roof or not. You can invest anything from £50 to £20,000. This is an ethical investment, with clear financial, environmental and social returns. Investors receive a projected 4% annual return on their investment, the Co-op increases renewable energy generation in the city, and community buildings benefit from green energy at reduced prices.
“Whether you've put in £50 or £20K, you get an equal say on how we run things, and what we do next."
The share offer begins on 16th April and ends on 18th May. For more information about the share offer visit
Bristol Energy Co-op