â€˜This is not the domain of woolly, Leftie hippies.â€ Mark Kenber, the chief executive of Mongoose Energy, is on a mission to dispel the myths surrounding those who are preparing to go â€œoff gridâ€.
The idea of community energy schemes may conjure images of anti-capitalist communes or survivalists, but the truth has far more to do with infrastructure financing, bond issuances and share offerings.
Mongoose Energy takes a start-to-finish approach to helping set up community energy schemes across the country, and expects demand for the schemes to balloon in the years ahead.
The tipping point is the collapse in renewable energy costs. As renewable energy projects prepare to shrug off the need for subsidies…