Good Energy hopes to crowdfund £1 million after celeb solar party
Good Energy, the Chippenham-based renewable electricity supplier, hopes to attract £1 million to invest in renewable energy projects after a star-studded crowdfunding solar party organised by Trillion Fund.
Good Energy was one of four projects that bid for investment at last night’s (Thursday’s) special event, which was hosted by the renewable energy crowdfunding platform Trillion Fund, of which Vivienne Westwood is a major backer and ambassador.
Investors and celebs attended the bash which was powered purely from solar energy. Guests were invited to pledge an interest in investing in Good Energy’s solar farms in the South West of England.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, said: “Crowdfunding has revolutionised the way we think about raising funds for renewables projects and is something that is new to us at Good Energy.
“The beauty of renewable energy is that, because of the size of the projects, they lend themselves well to crowdfunding – it’s not likely you’ll see any crowd funding for fossil projects! It gives ordinary people and investors the chance to get a financial return whilst helping the UK to generate more cleaner, greener renewable energy.”
“This is another great way that people can get involved in investing in renewable energy and it builds on the successful release last year of our Good Energy Bonds.”
“Many of our customers are our investors – they believe in what we’re doing to tackle climate change. Now is your chance to invest in us and become a customer too, and help fund the transition to a 100 percent renewable future.”
Speaking at the solar powered party, Vivienne Westwood said: “We are all aware of the incredible dangers that we face and we have to try and act. What’s good for the planet is also good for the economy, what’s bad for the planet is bad for the economy and what’s good for the people is good for the planet.”
Good Energy aims to produce 50 percent of its own power from renewable sites by 2016. This investment will help the firm provide clean 100 percent renewable power to the grid, helping to tackle climate change and will go towards financing solar farms around the UK.
Good Energy supplies renewable electricity to Vivienne Westwood retail stores and office buildings in the UK.