Sheffield Renewables is a community enterprise that builds, owns and operates Renewable Energy Schemes in Sheffield.
Sheffield Renewables is a community benefit society, run by volunteers and owned by members. We fund, develop, own and operate Renewable Energy schemes which are financed through investment from members of the community, with profits being reinvested for new work and benefiting people locally and globally through our Community Benefit Fund.
As a Community Benefit Society we operate as a business but any surplus earnings are re-invested to support new work as well as benefiting people and communities in Sheffield. We are a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014. This status enables us to finance our work by selling shares, primarily to people and businesses within Sheffield.
We were formed by a group of volunteers in late 2007 who all wanted to contribute to improving the environmental sustainability of Sheffield. The organisation is overseen by the Board of Directors, with key decisions being taken by our membership, currently more than X people who have all invested time or money into the organisation.
Sheffield Renewables is all about working together to make a difference. We are proud of our city. We enjoy living and working here. However we don’t want our lifestyles to cost the earth. We want Sheffield to be a forward – thinking place and we’re doing our bit.