Renewable electricity supplier Good Energy is hoping to raise money for more renewable energy products in the UK after the success of a star-studded crowdfunding party.
Hosted by Trillion Fund, last night’s solar powered party’s guests included Vivienne Westwood, who is a backer of an investment campaign for solar farms in the South West of England.
Juliet Davenport, founder and CEO of Good Energy, said: “Crowdfunding has revolutionised the way we think about raising funds for renewables projects and is something that is new to us at Good Energy.
“The beauty of renewable energy is that, because of the size of the projects, they lend themselves well to crowdfunding – it’s not likely you’ll see any crowd funding for fossil projects. It gives ordinary people and investors the chance to get a financial return whilst helping the UK to generate more cleaner, greener renewable energy.”
Vivienne Westwood added: “We are all aware of the incredible dangers that we face and we have to try and act. What’s good for the planet is also good for the economy, what’s bad for the planet is bad for the economy and what’s good for the people is good for the planet.”
The company recently launched its first production from its Dorset solar farm in June after receiving the planning consent in December 2013.