The Berwickshire residential PV project is a large housing project in Scotland, UK. Recently, the project has decided to use WINAICO’s PV module. The PV project is the largest crowdfunded solar project in Europe, aiming to install 2.6MW of solar power on almost 750 residential rooftops across Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA). So far over £1 million of the £3.1 million target has already been raised since fundraising began on 31 October 2014.
Taiwan-based WINAICO will provide PV modules for Oakapple Berwickshire Plc, a company set up by Oakapple Renewable Energy Ltd of Leeds and Edison Energy Ltd of Glasgow, to install on the crowdfunder’ rooftops. Oakapple Berwickshire has been crowdfunding using the investment site Abundance Generation, which allows people to invest in green projects. At present, over 90 systems are operating with an installed capacity of more than 300kWp.
The “Oakapple Berwickshire” scheme sees Oakapple Renewable Energy in its first partnership with Glasgow-based Edison Energy designed to install and operate a pipeline of Scottish Housing Association projects.
Once completed, Edison Energy will maintain 2,595 kWp of solar capacity on behalf of Oakapple Berwickshire Plc who will own the assets. BHA residents with solar installed can enjoy the benefits of the solar installation without any financial commitments. The crowdfunding activities will close on 31 May 2015 or when the maximum investment target is met.