A simple and impactful model
Schools' Energy Co-op installs solar panels on schools (and occasionally on other buildings), saving schools money and cutting their carbon emissions.
The Co-op pays a fair return to its members who invest in its shares, repays its members over 20 years (with scope for individual members to be repaid early) and pays any remaining surplus to the schools or on building more solar panels.
Schools' Energy Co-op gives the solar panels fully maintained to the schools after 20 years, when they still have years of life left in them.
Where possible the Co-op works with local partners to increase its local impact.
It applies co-operative values to everything it does: schools can have confidence in dealing with Schools' Energy Co-op that it will be totally fair and transparent in its relationship with them.