R-ECO: a renewable energy co-operative in Cornwall

icof2Co-operative and Community Finance has supported a record number of employee buyouts. These have saved jobs, regenerated local economies and kept ownership and control of firms in their local community.

R-ECO header2The Renewable Energy Co-operative (R-ECO) is a worker co-operative in Cornwall, started by a group of renewable energy professionals in 2008, which installs renewable energy systems for homes, businesses and communities.  Every employee owns an equal stake in the business and has a say into how the business is run. To read more about its members click here.

converted tin mineIn its latest newsletter we read that CCF has lent R-ECO the funding to take on larger contracts including  the installation of solar PV systems at a former tin mining site which is being converted as a community centre.

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