Heat-to-power firm hots up with €1.5m of crowdfunding in 60 hours

Greenstorc used a crowdfunding platform and cryptocurrency technology to raise the capital

InterChem invests £1m in recycling firm

Recycling Technologies recycles all types of plastics, including films, coloured and laminated plastics such as crisp packages and food pouches

Crowdfunding couple go green against Big Six

A crowdfunding couple trying to take on the Big Six energy suppliers have launched with 4,500 customers. Called People’s Energy, the new customer-owned entrant to the market raised nearly half a million pounds and aims to provide what it calls an ethical alternative to existing suppliers. With only one tariff and 100% renewable electricity, the […]

UK renewables firm launches £10m crowd bond

A British renewable energy firm is launching a £10 million crowdfunding bond. Bagnall Energy Limited, which has net assets of £95 million and owns a green portfolio of more than 30 operational projects, is releasing the Regular Access Bond through the Downing Crowd finance platform. The company says the bond is one of the first […]

UK geothermal hots up with public green bond

The geothermal power station proposed to be the UK’s first has raised more than £1 million in 24 hours through a crowdfunded investment bond. Abundance Investment, which describes itself as an ethical peer-to-peer finance platform, has just launched the opportunity for the public to directly invest as little as £5 in the construction of the United Downs facility. The site’s developers suggest geothermal […]

EDF crowdfunding raises €135k for wind project

EDF has raised a total of €135,000 (£94,728) for a wind project in France through its crowdfunding campaign. The cash will be used to finance pre-construction studies for the 20MW Bois de Belfays wind farm. It will consist of 10 turbines and construction is expected to start next year. People from six municipalities of the […]

Got £50 spare? You can invest in a wind farm

For the slight sum of £50.16, members of the public can own shares in green energy projects via a new group investment scheme. The “crowdfunding” style share offering means individuals can have a hand in a £5 million funding pot to develop renewable energy projects. Share prices are set at £2.28 per new ordinary share. […]

Supplier crosses fingers for £1m after crowdfunding bash

Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy hopes to raise £1 million for building green power projects after a “crowd-funding” party to drum up interest. Crowdfunding platform Trillion Fund hosted the bash where projects bid for investment from guests. Investors were asked to put money into the energy firm’s solar farms in the South West of England […]

Sunny lessons from school solar project

Twenty schools around the UK are getting a helping hand to bring a little sunshine into their schoolrooms. Renewable electricity firm Good Energy announced today it is backing a project which helps schools crowd-fund the cost of getting solar panels. Called Solar Schools, it is run by carbon cutting campaign 10:10 and will hand out […]

Shetland group ‘crowdfunds’ to bring down Viking wind farm

Shetland Island residents opposed to a large wind farm hope to raise £20,000 from public donations to help their cause. They have launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund a Judicial Review into Scottish energy ministers’ decision to grant consent for the Viking Energy wind farm. Opening for donations for two months on crowdfunder.co.uk, the group […]