Invest in a Community Solar Project
Community solar projects enable communities to have a say in how their energy is supplied and used. These projects deliver benefits to locally, enable businesses or groups to access solar, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to the clean energy future transition, as well as providing a financial return to investors. More and more people are recognising these benefits, with many community solar projects fully subscribed in just minutes.
Investors in community solar projects generally are motivated by the local community and environmental benefits and not only financial expectations, and are seeking an investment with low levels of risk where even a small amount can be invested.
How to invest
Before you register to invest in a community solar project through the Portal, you will need to create an account. Once you have completed your registration, you won’t need to provide these details again when you choose to invest in a project. You can update your account details at any time by visiting the My Account page.
There are a number of exciting community solar projects across Victoria ready for investment. These are listed on the Projects page. Once you are ready to invest, click the Register to Invest button linked to the relevant project. Due to popular demand, projects are often quickly oversubscribed. When a project is oversubscribed, shares are allocated using a pool system. Your registration is added to a pool of registrations and you will be notified by the relevant community solar organisation if you are successful in securing investment in the project.