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Nissan is enabling the wider public to participate in the project, and people can purchase bonds at €25 that offer a minimum price per kWh over the lifetime of the project

Nissan starts construction on largest community solar roof in the Netherlands

Electric vehicle (EV) pioneer Nissan has begun construction on the largest collective solar roof in the Netherlands, which will provide enough renewable electricity to power 900 homes once it is completed in May 2018.

Mark Kenber took the reins at Mongoose Energy in April after spending more than 20 years playing an influential role in international climate policy

Decentralised energy will revolutionise sustainable business, claims Mongoose Energy boss

EXCLUSIVE: Businesses that invest in decentralised energy systems can enjoy the triple benefit of economic value, security of supply and "telling a good story", the new chief executive of community energy supplier Mongoose Energy has told edie.

The fund offers investment of £50-250,000 for “high-growth potential” sustainability businesses

Crowdfunding success for sustainability start-up fund

An investment fund for start-ups that support sustainability principles such as the circular economy has secured more than £1m after exceeding its original crowdfunding target by 22%.

Riversimple's Rasa model has a range of 300 miles, refills in around three minutes and also generates kinetic energy recaptured from braking

Riversimple success: Hydrogen carmaker exceeds £1m crowdfunding target

The world's only independent hydrogen fuel cell vehicle manufacturer, Welsh firm Riversimple, has exceeded its crowdfunding target of £1m which will enable the UK trial of innovative and affordable hydrogen cars.

M&S launched M&S Energy in 2008 in collaboration with energy company SSE

M&S Energy funds 26 community energy projects

The energy arm of British retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S) has today (31 October) announced the winners of a £350,000 Community Energy Fund which supports a range of projects looking to install on-site clean technology systems.

British-born pilot and adventurer Jeremy Rowsell climbs on board the 'On Wings of Waste' plane to raise awareness of plastic pollution

On wings of waste: Plane fuelled by recycled plastic wins Attenborough's approval

A plan to fly across America in a plane powered by recycled plastic has been welcomed by legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough as a "sign of hope in a very depressing world".

The best ideas from the new platform will be launched as crowdfunded sustainability schemes through the Indiegogo website

Unilever forges new crowdsourcing partnership to deliver 'consumer-championed products'

Consumer goods giant Unilever has becomes one of the first global corporations to tap into the potential of crowdfunding for sustainability projects after it established a new partnership to accelerate green innovation and create 'consumer-championed products'.

Davis said investors simply want clarity about where the energy market is headed

Has Britain thrown away its chance to be the world centre of green finance?

EXCLUSIVE: There is a real opportunity for Britain to establish itself as the global centre of green investment, but the Government's 'confused' energy policy risks driving investors to Paris or other financial centres.

The key feature of any Earthship is that they are self-sufficient not relying on mains water or energy from big companies

Brighton 'Earthship' crowdsources for new energy systems

An entirely self-sufficient, off-the-grid building designed to educate students and the public about low-carbon issues has turned to crowdfunding to upgrade its own energy and water systems.

The plant removes the salt from the water and turns it into usable products

America's largest solar desalination project seeks $10m crowdfunding

A California company is trying to crowdfund $10m to part-fund the building of the US' largest solar desalination project.

Amager Resource Center will host four ski slopes while simultaneously power the surrounding area

Kickstarter fund for 'emission warning' smokestack completed in first week

Architect Bjorke Ingels has successfully crowdfunded $25,000 to build a prototype chimney that will release a huge steam ring for every tonne of CO2 emitted at a Copenhagen energy-from-waste (EfW) plant.

The Nebia claims to be 70% more water efficient than regular showers

Water-saving shower crowdfunds almost $1m in less than 2 days

A new shower that is 70% more water-efficient than regular models is nearing $1m of funding in its Kickstarter campaign less than 48 hours after launch.

Moixa is planning to install more than 1MW of its energy storage systems by the end of 2015. Photo: Moixa Technology

Crowdfunding charge for new energy storage system

A London-based energy storage firm has launched a new crowdfunding campaign for a system which could rival Tesla, Powervault and other players in the UK's surging battery market.

The research found that almost two thirds of surveyed housing associations had dealt with 'sustainable technologies', with 75% saying solar PV was the option they would be most likely to use again.

Solar PV is most popular green technology for housing associations

Solar PV panels are the most popular form of green technology for housing associations in the UK, according to a new report from the National House-Building Council (NHBC) Foundation.

Abundance MD Bruce Davis said many crowdfunders are willing to lend for 20 years when banks will not

Crowdfunding provides 'long-term answer for renewables'

EXCLUSIVE: Crowdfunding is emerging as one of the best sources of investment for renewable projects looking for long-term funding, and a viable alternative to bank lending.

The Oakapple Berwickshire project will put £3.1m of solar panels on some 749 roofs, helping local social housing tenants in the process

Green investment specialists unite for social housing solar scheme

Ecology Building Society has invested £250,000 into crowdfunding site Abundance as part of a new partnership to extend support for UK renewable energy projects.

Crowdfunding is becoming an increasingly popular form of green investment, with platforms like Abundance and Trillionfund attracting millions of pounds for projects, particularly renewables

Crowdfunding "could deter future investment in green business"

Green businesses that raise finance through crowdfunding could have trouble getting bigger investors on board further down the line, according to an expert speaker at Sustainability Live.

Trillion Fund analysed more than 300 lenders that have participated in funding wind projects through the platform which revealed a third of them to be over 61

Crowdfunding: Over-60s deemed 'champions' of renewable energy

Investment in small and medium-scale renewable energy through crowdfunding is particularly appealing to the older generation, analysis of lenders has shown.

UK wind power generation rose by 15% last year, but Pingree could have been more

Wind exec: Britain's subsidies among best in the world

A senior figure at one of the world's largest wind-turbine manufacturers has praised the UK Government's Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme for increasing demand in renewable energy, but says planning delays are continuing to stifle the development of more wind projects across the country.

Abundance said the Oakapple scheme was the most successful campaign it had ever hosted in terms of turning visits into investment

Solar crowfunding scheme catches light

A project to site 749 solar panels on social housing in Berwickshire is the most effective crowdfunding campaign ever hosted by the investment platform Abundance Generation


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