Our co-op has been developing community-owned, green energy generation since 2011. In that time, we’ve raised over £12million, installed over 9MWp of solar and battery assets, and facilitated over £250,000 of community benefit payments.

The funds raised from this latest share will help us develop several exciting new clean energy projects, including Bristol’s first ever hydro-electric scheme and the UK’s first UK’s first net zero domestic housing microgrid.

  • Help reduce the impact of climate change and strengthen local energy security
  • Earn interest on your investment (projected 3.5% interest per annum)
  • Participate in the ownership of local renewable energy resources
  • Support investment in local communities

A key project that will be made possible by this share offer will be Bristol’s first ever hydro-electric scheme. Bristol Community Hydro is our proposed twin-screw hydropower scheme at Netham Weir. Once up and running, it will generate enough renewable electricity to power more than 250 homes, with a lifetime of at least 40 years.

It will generate around 900,000 kWh of electricity every year – enough to drive an electric car between Bristol and Bath more than 200,000 times! Learn more


Keen to learn more? We invite you to join us for a live one hour webinar and Q&A to learn more about our journey so far and how you can be a part of shaping a clean energy future for the city by investing in our latest share-offer.


Your investment is in withdrawable shares, valued at £1 each, and you may invest between £100 and £100,000. Each investor receives one vote regardless of the amount invested.

Our current share offer is being administered via Ethex. Applications can be made online or by downloading a paper application form from the Ethex website. If you do not have access to a printer and would like an application form to be posted to you, please contact help@ethex.org.uk.

Investing in withdrawable shares in Bristol Energy Cooperative may not be suitable for everyone. Your money is at risk and returns are not guaranteed.  Please read the share offer document in full before applying for shares.


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