Should Dorset Community Energy expand? – Your views please!

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To date Dorset Community Energy has raised nearly half a million pounds from community share offers and installed 420kW on 16 schools and community buildings across Dorset. We are currently paying our members 5.5% interest on their investment, and will shortly start paying back the capital.

DCE have not installed any new PV for 2 years now, as the Feed-in tariff subsidy diminished and the tax incentives for community energy were removed.
However, installation costs have reduced, the Low Carbon Dorset programme have grants on offer to help fund installations, and energy storage options are now available.

Hence we are considering further share offers, and are interested in your opinion regarding the options. Any new projects would be legally and financially separate from current projects, so they would not add any risk to existing investments.

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Your response will strengthen our chance of securing grant funding for a feasibility study. Please reply by 23:59 on Sunday 20th May, and you will have a chance to win a box of locally produced high quality chocolates.