Directory of Co-operatives
Community energy is a concept where people who live in an area club together to develop renewable energy projects for the benefit of their community. This can include solar panels, hydro power, wind turbines and wood fuelled boilers. Ownership, control and therefore revenues are kept within the local economy and people have a greater say on how projects get developed and also get a share of the financial benefits.
Sunrise has been established to deliver projects in Ipswich and Suffolk (East Suffolk being the Sunrise Coast).
For our first project we are looking to crowdfund a number of solar PV arrays on rooftops in Ipswich.