CORE links

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, or in this map of Community Energy projects.

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 admin@corenafund.org.au

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.

Clean Energy Crowd
Buy units in the CEC Solar Clean Energy Fund. CEC investment managers then directly invest in solar energy projects.
Currently accepting investments from ‘sophisticated investors’
Minimum investment: $100,000
For details and to register interest: http://cleanenergycrowd.com.au/

ClearSky Solar Investments
http://www.clearskysolar.com.au/
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.
Contact info@clearskysolar.com.au

Earthworker Cooperative
http://earthworkercooperative.com.au/earthworker-partners/
Debenture offer now closed, but sign up for newsletter to receive notification of future investment opportunities.
Must be a co-op member to invest (but anyone can join)

Energetic Communities
http://energeticcommunities.wordpress.com/
Still in planning stage
Minimum investment for S-E Queensland residents: $500
Minimum investment for everyone else: $1,000

Enova Community Energy
https://enovaenergy.com.au/
Investments now closed, but email Enova to if you wish to buy shares in future.
info@enovaenergy.com.au

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: http://farmingthesun.net/lismore/

Hepburn Wind
http://hepburnwind.com.au/
Already built, but still accepting new investors to pay off bank loan
Locals can invest from $110, non-locals from $1100
Contact info@hepburnwind.com.au

Mount Alexander Community Wind
http://communityrenewables.org.au/
Still in planning phase
Currently funded by grants and donations
Investment details still being decided

New England Wind
www.newenglandwind.coop
Still in planning phase
Currently funded by grants and donations
Investment details yet to be finalised

Ranges Energy
http://rangesenergy.com.au/
Currently accepting investments
Open only to investors living in Victoria
Minimum investment amount: $100

REpower Shoalhaven
http://www.repower.net.au/
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
http://www.solarshare.com.au/
Accepting registrations of interest from investors
Minimum investment for everyone: $350

Sydney Renewable Power Company
http://www.sydneyrenewable.com/
Open to everyone, not just Sydney residents
Minimum investment: approx. $3,000
Join the mailing list to receive notification when the share offer is launched.
info@sydneyrenewable.com.au