Frequently Asked Questions

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  • The Government Feed-in-Tariff for Solar Photovoltaic is designed to provide a stable income stream over a 20 year period.  This income combines with the income from sale of electricity to provide a shareholders return. The exact level of return depends upon specific details of the project

  • Brent Pure Energy is a Community Benefit Society. As such it is committed to achieving social and environmental benefits, as well as paying a fair return to its members.

  • Investment in Brent Pure Energy is investment in renewable energy. Your money will give you both a worthwhile income, and reduce the effects of climate change.

  • Brent Pure Energy is governed according to democratic principles. All community shareholders have only one vote, irrespective of the size of their investment.

  • Brent Pure Energy invests the funds from community share offers in the purchase, installation and maintenance  renewable energy assets. The installations become the society's assets and will generate interest for the society members and money for the community. 

  • Community Shares in Brent Pure Energy cannot be transferred or sold to another person. Community shares are not marketable.

  • In exceptional circumstances, and depending on the availability of funds, directors may, at their discretion, allow investors to withdraw all or part of their share capital.

The society is a social enterprise and not-for-profit venture. The directors are motivated by a desire to install renewable energy systems as a mean to tackle climate change, fuel poverty and pollution. Members of the team will be investing in the co-operative.

Brent Pure Energy will use all income from the electricity generated by the solar photovoltaic panels to fund:

  1. An interest payment account 

  2. A capital repayment account

  3. An operation & maintenance account

  4. A community benefit account

Therefore some of the money will go towards payment of interest to investors, some will pay for the operation and management of the projects, and some should be available for community benefits.

As with any investment there is a chance that you could lose your capital, or its value could go down. Of course, we will all be working hard to prevent this possibility, and we believe that the proven track record of solar technology means that your money is pretty safe. You should also be aware, though, that as a Community Benefit Society we are not able to pay interest  on your investment until we begin to generate a net income.

Solar Photovoltaic has proven to be a reliable technology, and the Feed in Tariff rates offer a viable financial model. However, there is also a very small risk of damage to panels which could add to costs and reduce income. In most cases, though, such damage would be covered by our insurance, so would not be problematic.