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gijsbert commented on Cooperative for green energy. A success story.

Hi Carles, I am currently the manager of Som Energia. Thanks for sharing our experience. We´re lucky enough to have hundreds of people like you who spread the word on a daily basis and keep us growing.

Please allow me to make a correction on the info you provided. We currently have 8 solar PV projects and 1 biogas plant. They will produce together around 3 GWh this year or around 6% of the 45 GWh we provide to our members.

Setting up projects takes time and we´re growing with around 10.000 electricity contracts per year so it will take a while before we reach our goal of 100% production from our own renewable energy projects.

Next year we will come with a few additional projects, despite of the very unfavorable conditions our government set (no Feed Inn Tariffs and a tax on production).

For all interested in the big variety of cooperative projects around, please have a look at where you can find hundreds of interesting initiatives.