Renewable electricity supplier, Good Energy, is proposing to offer people living in Cornwall the chance to invest in its Big Field Wind Farm scheme.
The Big Field Wind Farm is an 11-wind turbine project, situated near Week St Mary in north Cornwall. Plans have been submitted to the council and are now open to public comment.
The company has announced that it would like to issue a local version of the Good Energy Bonds, which were released last year. The new scheme would be open to anyone living in Cornwall, with preferential rates for those living closest to the proposed wind farm site.
If the planned wind farm is given the green-light, individuals will be able to make an initial investment from £50, with the opportunity to receive a competitive annual rate of interest.
Juliet Davenport OBE, founder and chief executive of Good Energy, said: “The Big Field Wind Farm can provide a lasting positive legacy for the environment and the local community, and we are proud to put our name to it. There is already huge support for renewables in Cornwall and we want people to really get behind our new project – investing gives people a real stake in their own energy future.”