Bank launches green crowdfunding platform

A solar farm and a heat pump company are to become the first businesses to benefit from a UK bank’s newly launched crowdfunding platform. Triodos Bank’s platform will allow the public to invest directly in renewable energy projects. The first round of funding will help Mendip Renewables raise £1.8 million to take a 5MW operational […]

UK community energy gets crowdfunding platform

Mongoose Energy has launched what it claims is the country’s first dedicated crowdfunding platform for community energy. Its new ‘Mongoose Crowd’ service aims to connect investors with community energy projects to target better financial returns, lower environmental impacts and positive social dividends. It will allow investors to crowdfund community energy bonds within a tax-free Individual Savings Account […]

Solar headphones tune into people power

Chunky headphones are the music accessory of the moment – and now one pair comes with an in-built solar panel which charges your mobile phone. The headphones have a flexible solar cell which covers the headband and the energy generated is stored in two lithium-ion batteries in the two ear cups. However they will only […]