Thursday 11 June was the Investor Pledge campaign launch of Farming the Sun’s community solar farm project at Lismore in the Northern Rivers region of NSW. The launch was well received at a full house event at the Lismore Workers Club.
We had the pleasure to listening to the Mayor of Lismore City Council, Jenny Dowell, speak about her Council’s Community Strategic Plan, Imagine Lismore, and how well this community solar project fits with Lismore community’s leadership and innovation in energy sustainability. Paul Cruikshank, Acting Regional Manager with the NSW Office for Environment and Heritage, confirmed the agency’s support of this community energy project and the community energy sector more widely.
Adam Blakester from the Farming the Sun team spoke about the revised community solarfarm model, the widespread implied benefits, and the investor snapshot, and invited prospective investors to “pledge”- being an expression of genuine interest in considering the investment. Adam added that the formal details of the investment would be confirmed in the official share offer/prospectus when it is released later in the year.
This project is still subject to successfully completing the final negotiations with Lismore City Council, particularly in respect of the various financial and legal structures for the project
About one third of the attendees added their names to the pledge list which bodes well for the success of the project.
Click here to read/download the Investor Pledge campaign Launch Flyer
Click here to add your name to the Pledge list.