Basingstoke Energy Services Co-operative Limited
Basingstoke Energy Services Co-operative is owned by our customers - the people of Basingstoke. As a co-operative we are not unique; there are many thousands of co-ops across the UK. However we are the only co-op in the area providing renewable energy.
So what does that mean? It means we are owned by our customers - you. Everyone who buys a solar panel system from the co-op becomes a member (if they want to). It means you have direct control over the company. You become a "shareholder". Each year you can attend the annual general meeting, you can tell us what you think, vote on who manages the co-op and have your say. Best of all you have a legal right to share in the profits we all make. So not only do you get a good deal on solar panels, you own the company that installs them and at the end of the year some of the profit is yours!
As a community spirited co-op we hope that that the members will use some of that profit to fund local community schemes. We'd like to use the profits to help local schools, colleges and village halls get their own solar panels. But at the end of the year it's up to you - the members - to decide.