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Brighton Energy Co-operative’s website sets out their existing solar PV projects, including photos and statistics on electricity generated and money raised. How the initiative works and related investment opportunities are explained in detail, including reasons for investing and information on returns and tax breaks. There is a detailed FAQs section and key documents are available to download, such as an information pack for potential solar landlords, their model rules and share invitation. In addition, the website includes a pledge scheme which enables anyone who is interested in becoming a shareholder to pledge the amount they would like to invest and to send on their contact details. This feature was particularly useful in the run up to the launch of their first public share offer, as it produced a list of potential members and demonstrated the extent of support for the project – over just a few months they had more than £100,000 pledged!