Sustainable and community energy projects

Sustainable and community energy projects arguably face external change much more keenly than other ventures that seek social investment. Technological advances in solar, wind turbine, and battery technologies; rapid falls in the price of solar panels work broadly to their advantage, but changes to the rules and levels of the Feed-In-Tariff as well as changes to the tax rules surrounding investment into energy projects are clear challenges.

Against this backdrop, there are a variety of success stories of communities coming together to fund solar panels on local schools and community centres, anaerobic digestion, and community-owned wind turbines.

Social investment for sustainable energy projects is often about more than money and sustainable energy; frequently it is about the impact on the community surrounding the project, and the type of fundraising that is conducted may take that into account; often there is a desire to get some or all of the investment from the community.

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