Energy Bonds

Another new dawn

A New Offer from Energy Bonds is due to launch soon, following the overwhelming success of our previous bond which raised over our target £7.5m, to fund ethical and renewable energy projects. Brighter Investing.

Projects we are helping

Nationwide solar programme
for 22 English schools

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  • Infographic

Plans to develop a nationwide programme of rooftop solar projects in 22 English schools have begun. The multi-school development - which is in keeping with the Government’s policies on the switch to clean energy within educational establishments - involves no capital outlay on the part of the schools.

What is more, it allows the schools to buy the power generated on site at a heavily discounted rate, delivering savings of circa £1.4m on their electricity bills, and a reduction of some 561 metric tonnes of carbon in the process!

  • 22 English schools
  • Savings of circa £1.4m
  • More than 1.25mWp will be installed
  • Reduction of some 561 metric tonnes of carbon
  • Further school developments likely to follow

Did you know that with the 22 schools that we have signed up, £1.4 million could be saved on their energy bills over 25 years!

See where the money could be spent in our infographic.


English Schools

Sluice Farm
First project completed

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  • Key Stats

One of the largest rooftop installations in the South-East of England, the Sluice Farm site is the first to be constructed as part of CBD Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary Secured Energy Bonds plc’s extensive 70+ project pipeline.

The project will qualify for the UK Feed-In Tariff scheme which is a government backed incentive for each kWh of electricity generated for the next 20 years linked to inflation.

Completed on 28 November 2013, at a cost of £155,000 the installation took a team of five technical and roofers approximately three weeks to construct.

A roof mounted PV array, comprising 672 (220W Polycrystalline) solar modules, the site will supply approximately 2,500,000 KWh of electricity over the next 20 years, provide projected energy savings per kWh of up to 50% for the business concerned, reduce its exposure to increasing energy prices and save more than 65 Tonnes of Co2 a year.

  • 148 kWp Commercial Solar
  • 126,000 kWh per annum
  • £155,000 to install
  • Post commissioning value of approximately £215,000 based on independent valuation report
  • Annual Income of £23,000+ linked to the Retail Price Index
  • 3 weeks to construct
  • Farmer reduces cost of his electricity by 50%
Sluice Farm

Our Previous Bond Success

Our previous bond was a resounding success as you can see from the figures below, which has prompted us to do it all again, with our next Energy Bond.

Key Stats

  • £7,536,000 raised - target hit
  • Funds raised ahead of bond close
  • 1 project completed and generating income
  • 22 projects pending construction
  • 37 further projects pending completion