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About Sharenergy

The Big Solar Co-op has been incubated by Sharenergy Co-operative and grew out of their 10 years of experience delivering community solar. 

Sharenergy is a not-for-profit co-op whose mission is to put a zero-carbon rocket under community owned renewable energy in the UK. 

We believe that community-led, community owned energy is a key gateway to tackling climate change while repairing social cohesion. Our ethos is to provide support exactly where it is needed and to work to build skills, knowledge and resilience in the co-operatives we work with.


Sharenergy provides support for the full lifecycle of a community energy project from helping find sites to putting together robust business models, raising finance and running successful social businesses. 

A leader in community energy, Sharenergy’s track record speaks for itself:

  • Since 2011, worked with over 200 volunteer-led community energy organisations
  • A network of over 6,500 active volunteers and community power supporters
  • Working day-to-day with over 30 community energy projects
  • Helping to secure over £20million in community finance for community energy organisations.

With a dedicated team who work exclusively with grassroots community renewables, Sharenergy brings invaluable expertise and insights to Big Solar Co-op.