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« Reply #45 on: December 10, 2020, 06:03:00 PM »

But if you subscribe to an initial share offering you do own a share of the wind turbine(s) or whatever being built. I don't understand the difference there. No share price growth is expected or needed.

The only difference is that the electricity is sold to others, rather than given to you, but you get dividend income from that sale which, in principle you can use towards your own energy bills.

The ripple model just seems needlessly complex, and I'm sure will incur greater overheads which will eat into investors' income share.

I've been with Abundance now for 8yrs, and my portfolio of investments (I call it my Green Fund) has now grown to 28 different schemes. Some PV farms, some wind farms, hydro, bio-energy, house renovations etc. It's a great way to own a bit of RE generation, and I like to think that the money I've put into these helps offset my carbon emissions from other activities, purchases, and just living life.

Sadly, Abundance doesn't seem to have many new investments opening these days, and can be just for 2-5yrs, whereas I enjoyed investing in 10-17yr schemes / debentures. There is a 'Marketplace' where you can buy investments off other investors, but lately the mark up has gotten silly. I was buying say a 12yr PV scheme with a 5% annual return for around 105% of the value last year, but these days people are asking +20% (as an example).

But just to say there is 'stuff' out there.
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« Reply #46 on: December 10, 2020, 07:10:40 PM »

@pantsmachine, thank you - have pm'd you my website. Grateful for feedback.

Mart, yes I'm a bit disappointed Abundance haven't had anything of much interest (to me at least) recently. I wish I could invest in something like Energy 4 All (i.e. Any community renewable energy scheme) in Germany or the US. As I mentioned in another post, would be great to help displace some coal over there.
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« Reply #47 on: December 11, 2020, 07:47:55 AM »

I had a quick look this morning and gotta admit to liking what i see.

900k raised to install two plants
Alt Deag generates 22,267 pa on a FIT
Alt Laggan generates 100,200 pa on a FIT on a mid figure of 1,500MWh
13.6% ROI before costs

450k raised to install a further 2 plants
Achlain generates 24,603 pa on a FIT
Littleton- no figures as yet.

I wonder what sort of contract they can get on plants going forward what with FIT being taken off then back on the table. This has piqued my interest. be interesting to read what is left as a percentage to distribute to shareholders? Damn good idea though! Smiley Might jump in the van when i get home in March and go look at one of these sites.

Edit https://hces.coop/faqs/

2nd Edit Littleton was protested May 2018, I'd guess its not operational if no figures for production available. Begs the question, will they have planning permission in place before raising for the next one...

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/protests-beauty-spot-hydro-scheme-12594690
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« Reply #48 on: January 14, 2021, 03:24:40 PM »

Update from Ripple Energy.

Looks like the Graig Fatha wind turbine is finally going to get going soon, as a large institution is taking up an equity and debt position to fund the rest of the project. Wind turbine supplier is indicating an October installation timescale.
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« Reply #49 on: January 14, 2021, 06:05:49 PM »

It would be really cool if it was cranking from next Winter onwards. Great to read the update.
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9.6kWh Pylon tech battery storage
18kWh Heater Storage
Solar I boost charging 12kWh 210 ltr OSO system tank
Deep insulation, air leak controlled home
Zoned CH wet system & Hive 2
Burley W/Stove
Low energy bulbs
24 kW Leaf
Veg patches & wood fired hot tub
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