British Solar Renewables and Mongoose Energy ink community solar deal

The five-year agreement is said to be the first of its kind and will include a total capacity of 50MW

Mongoose Energy secures financing for 15MW community solar battery

Mongoose Energy has secured financing for what it claims is the UK’s biggest community energy project. The 14.7MW solar and battery farm in Stratford-Upon-Avon in Warwickshire is expected to generate enough electricity to power around 4,500 UK homes. It has been designed, built and will be maintained by Anesco and is expected to deliver £4.8 […]

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 […]

Sunny forecast for community solar after £1.7m investment

A clean energy investment firm has provided a £1.7 million loan to help a community group in Shropshire acquire its own solar project. Thrive Renewables, which works with more than 6,300 investors, is supporting a Mongoose Energy initiative to allow residents in the county to invest directly in a local renewable energy facility in the village of Sheriffhales. Over the next few months, […]

Community bonds get the sun shining

Community energy bonds have raised more than £2m and helped develop two solar projects in the South West of England. Two bonds launched by Bath and West Community Energy (BWCE) and Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC), provide expected fixed-rate returns of 5.5% and 6% pa. They have raised more than £2m and helped fund two large scale […]