Dutch households buy turbine by crowdfunding
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.