The story of the first Spanish renewable energy cooperative

Photo from Som Energia Cooperativa

How did it all start?

Som Energia, October 2010

Overcoming the odds

  • Set up new renewable energy projects (and not re-finance existing projects)
  • Give a minimum return to our investors
  • Not promise things we cannot deliver
  • Make it easy for people to participate
  • Create confidence for people to invest in projects with a life-time of 25 years (this in a Mediterranean country where 5 years is about as long term as things get)
  • Allows everybody in Spain to participate, not just the people who have their own house and have a suitable roof for solar PV, but also people who rent an apartment with little practical possibilities to set up their own project
Photo from Som Energia Cooperativa

Simply get started!

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