Coopérnico is the first Portuguese Cooperative of Renewable Energies. It is an innovative model in the field of renewable energy investment, as this project aims to bring together citizens and organizations that share the same objectives of promoting sustainable development and a cleaner energy sector with green and abundant electricity.
Coopérnico is thus the first Portuguese cooperative of renewable energies, but this is a model already with steps taken throughout Europe. In 2001, more than 100,000 Danish households were already part of renewable energy cooperatives.
By being members of Coopérnico, any citizen can now have an active participation, "to their measure", in renewable energy projects. In this way, they combine the useful with the pleasant, since in addition to being profitable savings in a sustainable investment, they also save the environment. To achieve this, it is sufficient to acquire three shares of Coopérnico's capital (60 €), thus enabling them to become investors in projects promoted by the cooperative.
Because Coopérnico, more than a cooperative of renewable energy, is a differentiating initiative of citizenship, which seeks to promote sustainable development based on a balanced combination between three pillars - People, Income and Planet -, the start of this project will have a strong tendency Social. The first projects of the cooperative are already on the ground and aimed at the free installation of photovoltaic solar panels in IPSS or educational institutions. The social institutions donate their roofs, under lease to the cooperative, to place the panels that will produce clean energy sold in its totality to the network.
It is from the sale of this energy that the funds for the payment of this rent to the institutions arise and interest to the members of the cooperative that decide to participate in them. The IPSS, in addition to not being able to bear any cost, makes an unusable space profitable, also contributing to an environmental cause. In addition, in each project, the Cooperative offers an energy audit to the institution, and after 15 years, the partner gets the equipment for free.
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