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Invest to support a new generation of UK solar

You’re invited to join us as an Investor Member. Your investment will support a new generation of community solar across the UK and pay you a steady return – our target is 4%.

For all the details read the share offer available below or download the pdf .

We’ve already raised over £700,000 in shares from members of the public investing between £100 and £50,000 – we’re now extending the share offer until 10 December 2022

Investing is easy via the secure online form – you can pay by credit or debit card, bank transfer or cheque. If you prefer a paper application you can download this here

On 1st Dec (12:30 – 13:30) we will run a Zoom call where Jon Halle and Chris Rigby, will cover progress so far, how the share offer works and answer any questions you may have.
To join the call, please register on Eventbrite

If you have questions before investing then please have a look at our Investment FAQ or email jon@bigsolar.coop. We also recorded a live Q&A.

More than one type of return

As with other community energy projects, we are offering different kinds of return on investment:

Environmental: we are a carbon-first initiative and our primary concern is to fight the climate crisis. By joining and supporting the Big Solar Co-op you can be making a larger contribution to decarbonisation than you could by investing in solar at home.

Social: you will be joining an organisation that is bringing a new model to solar, involving many more people directly in practical action. Our panels will reduce energy bills for a range of sites, from industrial users to public buildings. We’re working to bring co-operatively-owned solar to places which are less sunny and less wealthy, with all our surplus re-invested in solar.

Financial: Our interest rates will be competitive and your investment in Big Solar Co-op is designed to  be flexible so it is easier to get your money out if you need it. Shares in the Big Solar Co-op are exempt from Inheritance Tax so you can pass on your membership without penalty.

Our track record

The Big Solar Co-op has been developed by Sharenergy who will also administer the share and bond offers. Sharenergy has a fantastic track record in community share offers. 

Invest your time

The Big Solar Co-op has been created from the ground up to enable volunteers to be more effective in fighting the climate crisis. So if you have any time to spare, there are lots of things we can do together, within a supportive and effective organisation – get involved!