Orchard Community Energy - OFFER CLOSED

This Bond Offer aims to raise up to £1.2 million towards refinancing a newly-operational 5 MW solar array at Orchard Farm near Iwade, Kent.

Orchard 2017  - What They Do

What they do

Orchard Community Energy was established in 2015 to develop community-owned renewable energy, low carbon and energy-efficiency projects in North Kent and Medway. Read more

Financial performance

This Bond Offer aims to raise up to £1.2 million towards refinancing a newly-operational 5 MW solar array.


First interest payment

31st October 2017

Forecast return


5.5%

interest per year

Social performance

Orchard 2017  - Social Performance

The provision of significant local community benefits is central to OCE’s vision. They will recycle 100% of surplus profits into local communities in the Swale and Medway districts through a community fund.


  • Key social performance indicator

    The project is expected to deliver a community fund of up to £3 million over 25 years.

Governance and people

Who benefits

Orchard Community Energy concentrates on projects that reduce the impact of climate change and increase their energy security, whilst at the same time generating significant donations to the community fund.


  • 5,020MWh

    of renewable electricity each year, enough to power around 1,250 homes.

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