Nottinghamshire Community Energy

Nottinghamshire Community Energy Share Offer

£500 minimum

Risk factors

All investment and commercial activities carry risk, and investors should consider whether NCE is a suitable investment for them in light of their own personal circumstances.

Supporting the community purpose of NCE should be the primary motivation for investment, and investment in the Society should be seen as a long-term social and environmental investment.

An investment in NCE is an investment in a trading business and is not a loan or deposit.


Risks associated with your investment

  • This investment is not suitable for those who require a guaranteed income or ready access to capital.
  • Interest payments are not guaranteed.
  • Descriptions of possible returns are illustrative only. There are variable and uncertain factors associated with any energy project.
  • The investment is for a minimum period of three years.
  • If the Society lacks sufficient cash then it may not be possible to withdraw your Shares.
  • If the Society is unable to meet its debts and other liabilities, you could lose up to the whole amount held in Shares (but no more than that amount).
  • Shareholders have no entitlement to receive a share in any surplus of the Society's assets on dissolution following the repayment to members of the nominal value attributable to their Shares because the Society has a statutory asset lock in its Rules.

Risks associated with the business

  • NCE may be unable to raise the £850,000 target as part of the fundraise.
  • If NCE goes into administration members will lose their investment.
  • Existing and future NCE projects may not perform well.
  • OFGEM may not approve the registration of the project at a Feed in Tariff of 6.16p/kWh.
  • Operational costs may rise faster than anticipated.
  • Bank debt repayment takes priority over payments to members.
  • Changes in Government legislation may affect the profitability of future renewable energy projects undertaken by NCE.
  • The system underperforms resulting in lower than expected income.
  • The construction of the project may be delayed by technical or legal matters.
  • There may be interruptions to the generation of electricity caused by technical, financial or legal matters and mechanical or electrical failure of equipment, although these risks are covered by contractual maintenance agreements and insurance.
  • A service contract with Mongoose is not agreed.
  • Any agreements subject to conditions could encounter unforeseen delays or problems.
  • The other solar farm on the same grid connection ceases operation.
  • The other solar farm contravenes planning conditions.

NCE has undertaken a series of mitigation measures to reduce the risks stated above, including insurance, prudent management practices and alternative funding mechanisms. 

This list is not necessarily comprehensive and you should read the entire Share Offer and the Rules of NCE to consider other risks which may impact upon your investment.

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As of 5pm on the 29th of January this offer is closed.

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