Energy Efficiency & Renewables 27 – 29.03.2018
Energy Efficiency & Renewables 27 – 29.03.2018

Dutch households buy turbine by crowdfunding

2013-10-03 11:29:49

Dutch households buy turbine by crowdfunding

Wind Energy 

 

 

1,700 Dutch households jointly bought their own wind turbine by crowdfunding. Within a record time of just thirteen hours, all 6,648 shares in the wind turbine were sold. The transaction facilitated by the Windcentrale raised € 1.3 million in an astounding new crowdfunding world record.

For the next 12 years, these new wind-sharers will receive their own sustainable energy from a Vestas V80 2 MW wind turbine from 2005. In total, the Windcentrale has facilitated more than 6,900 Dutch citizens to jointly share wind turbines. Waiting lists for additional aspiring wind-sharers are accumulating rapidly. The wind-shares were sold for € 200 each and households bought single shares or blocks of shares. Next to the price of the wind-share, they will pay an annual turbine maintenance fee of € 23 per year.

 

Read more: http://www.sunwindenergy.com/news/dutch-households-buy-turbine-crowdfunding

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