Energy Democracy - About

Who We Are

Energy Democracy exists to democratise the transition to a low carbon economy, helping individuals to save power, save money, and save the planet. We establish locally owned renewable energy co-operatives and build, operate and maintain renewable energy parks for the co-ops.

Value we provide members

Ethical Investment

An opportunity to benefit from solar PV over the lifetime of the park (20+ years)

Climate Action

Involvement in positive climate action which lowers your carbon footprint

Community Support

Enabling members to understand how sustainable energy and energy efficiency can lower costs

Zero Maintenance

Remove the maintenance requirements and cost of owning solar PV

An opportunity to benefit from solar PV over the lifetime of the park (20+ years)

Involvement in positive climate action which lowers your carbon footprint

Enabling members to understand how sustainable energy and energy efficiency can lower costs

Remove the maintenance requirements and cost of owning solar PV

Anyone can become a member of an Energy Democracy Co-operative, creating an opportunity for you to invest in solar and batteries and benefit from the financial returns. Owning shares in our co-ops provides investors with the competitive financial and environmental benefits of renewable energy. The parks include battery storage, which we use to generate extra income for the co-operative that can be distributed to the members.

Enabling communities to combat climate change

The world is facing a climate emergency. You can make a difference through a climate positive investment.

Energy Democracy’s community energy model engages the wider community through renewable energy initiatives to achieve tangible benefits for the climate. We build more resilient communities in this climate-impacted world and empower people to understand how they are using energy to provide social, economic and environmental benefits.

Solar panels under cloudy sky.
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Grassy field at sunrise.

Vision

Energy Democracy is the vision of Alan Major. After restructuring the Northern Territory YHA in 2008 to ensure the movement’s sustainability, Alan was challenged to not just get another job, but to do something that would change the world.

Alan chose to commit his efforts to improving the uptake of renewable energy to help reduce the impact of climate change. He observed the rapid uptake of rooftop solar PV in Australia but noticed there are a lot of people missing out, simply because they don’t have a suitable roof.

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