Core Partners

Community Owned Renewable Energy

Community Owned Renewable Energy LLP (CORE Partners) is a £40m investment programme targeting operational, ground mounted solar farms in England, with the principal objective of turning these into community owned assets, whilst maximising the financial, environmental and social impact within the community.

Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

What we do

Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

We invest in solar farms, protecting them for their local communities

CORE Partners has £40m of liquid funds to acquire operational ground mounted solar farms in England. CORE Partners will typically acquire a target project and over time sell its interest to the local community in partnership with a community energy group.

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We restructure and optimise each asset to its full potential to maximise the social, environmental and financial benefits to the community

We will actively invest in repowering and optimising acquired assets to ensure maximum cashflow surplus to the community. Our approach gives communities the ability to refinance our capital over an achievable timeframe, whilst protecting project vendors from community financing complexity and delays, to deliver best value for all parties.

Core Partners community owned solar farms UK
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Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

We place community ownership at the heart of what we do

After our restructuring and optimisation programme completes, we engage and work closely with local community partners to fundraise through a community investment offer which enables the local community to acquire the solar project.

Our involvement with these community assets doesn’t stop at the point of transferring ownership. We aim to deliver in tandem a community upskilling programme to ensure the communities have the skills to maximise the benefits from each project. This will be delivered through a bespoke grant programme accessible to all our project communities.

How we do it

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Acquisition

Core Partners has £40m of liquid funds to acquire solar assets on behalf of the local community.

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Optimisation

Once assets are acquired and controlled by CORE Partners, a bespoke investment program will be delivered to repower and optimise the solar assets to maximise the cashflow surpluses.

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Refinancing

After the restructuring program is complete, a community investment offer will be launched to enable the local community to acquire the solar project. This will be delivered in tandem with a bespoke community upskilling program.

Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

Project benefits

Benefits for project vendors

  • Own, liquid funds with streamlined investment process
  • Quick and efficient due diligence process
  • Ability to acquire underperforming assets
  • Can transact down to single 1MW projects
  • No exposure to community refinancing process
Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

Benefits for the community

  • Mitigates time risk to raise funds
  • Bespoke funding for asset optimisation and repowering
  • Assets are optimised to maximise community surpluses
  • Single funder providing consolidated capital structure
  • Funding available to enhance sites amenity e.g. education and community workshop facilities
Core Partners community owned solar farms UK

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