On Thursday 2nd July Community Energy Birmingham (CEB)’s Share Offer launched with a bang! It was standing room only as over 30 people crammed into the Moseley Exchange to hear how they could invest in clean, renewable energy for some of Birmingham’s community organisations.
CEB is currently working with Moseley Community Development Trust and Ackers Adventure to install solar PV onto their buildings. CEB has already installed 28.5kW worth of PV onto both the Moseley Exchange and two buildings at Ackers Adventure, paid for by a grant and through short term loans.
The current share offer hopes to raise a further £65,000 to install a further 37kW of PV between the two sites. This technology is helping these two organisations, which provide many benefits to their local communities, to insulate themselves against future energy price rises, and help them to continue their good work in difficult economic times. It also helps to reduce carbon emissions and diversify the energy system, bringing power generation into the hands of the community.
The share offer launch saw many people who were enthusiastic to help these local organisations by making an ethical investment in community owned, renewable energy. Members of CEB gave a short presentation, and answered further questions over a buffet provided by The Real Junk Food Project Birmingham.
If you’d like to hear more about CEB’s work, or invest in our projects, check out our share offer document on the website; or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org