BWCE is a not for profit community benefit society, owned and run by its members for the benefit of the community.

Their vision is for a local area able to supply decreasing local energy demand with increasing generation from renewable energy, driven by collective action and community ownership.

Their focus has been on developing clean local energy, community-owned for the common good.

In February 2019 BWCE opened a new community share offer to support the installation of Solar PV on community buildings and to create an innovation fund to test new approaches to reducing carbon emissions locally. For a minimum investment of £100 anyone over 16 can buy community shares (with a potential annual rate of return of 4%) and become a member.

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