Community energy

The CORENA Fund only accepts donations, but investment in community-owned renewable energy projects is also an excellent way of speeding up the transition to renewable energy. If you prefer to invest rather than donate, you might find an investment opportunity that suits you in the following list.

Help us keep this listing up to date! Please let us know if we have missed any community solar projects being funded via investment, or if any of the projects below need updating. Email updates to

Note: These links are provided here as a convenience, not as an endorsement. It is up to you to seek further details from the relevant organisers before deciding to invest in any of these community projects.

ClearSky Solar Investments
Open for investments from time to time as new projects are launched
Details available via their website, or sign up to be notified of future project launches.

Energetic Communities
Still in planning stage
Minimum investment for S-E Queensland residents: $500
Minimum investment for everyone else: $1,000

Enova Community Energy
Investments now closed, but email Enova to if you wish to buy shares in future.

Farming the Sun

Farming the Sun is currently seeking ‘pledges’ from impact investors who are genuinely interested in their Lismore Community Solar project.
The share offer and prospectus are due for release in first quarter of 2016
For details and to register go to:

Hepburn Wind
Already built, but still accepting new investors to pay off bank loan
Locals can invest from $110, non-locals from $1100

Mount Alexander Community Wind
Still in planning phase
Currently funded by grants and donations
Investment details still being decided

New England Wind

Still in planning phase
Currently funded by grants and donations
Investment details yet to be finalised

REpower Shoalhaven
Repower 2 now fully funded.
Open only to REpower Shoalhaven members (anyone can become a member)
Sign up to be notified when next project is launched.

SolarShare Canberra
Accepting registrations of interest from investors
Minimum investment for everyone: $350

Sydney Renewable Power Company
Open to everyone, not just Sydney residents
Minimum investment: approx. $3,000