Chase Community Solar - NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED

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Chase Community Solar is aiming to raise up to £750,000 to install solar panels on 150-300 council houses in Staffordshire.

CCS - What They Do

What they do

Chase Community Solar has been set up to provide electricity bill savings to lower income council tenants, reduce carbon emissions and provide an opportunity to become a member of the Society. Read more

Financial performance

Chase Community Solar forecasts a 7% IRR over the lifetime of the project with capital being repaid from years 4 to 20, at the directors' discretion. The IRR of 7%, is boosted with EIS tax relief. Please note that this is a long term investment and returns are lower in the early years.


Interest first payable

March 2016

Forecast IRR

over 20 years

7% (before EIS)

Social performance

The project’s purpose is to generate electricity from solar panels to reduce fuel poverty of the Cannock Chase area.


  • Key social performance indicator

    Between 176 - 335 metric tonnes per annum

    of carbon dioxide saved

Governance and people

Who benefits

The surplus after payment of interest to members will be donated to the local community.


  • A Community Fund will be established, the disbursement of which will be decided by the board of directors and members of the society.

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