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Som Energia

Som Energia is Catalunya's first renewable energy cooperative. The model is already well developed and functioning successfully in northern European countries such as the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark. There, hundreds of thousands of home owners are members of non-profit cooperatives that provide them with affordable electricity generated by wind turbines, solar panels, biogas plants etc.

Such projects are too expensive for the majority of us to set up individually. What Som Energia offers is the opportunity for thousands of people who support the idea of powering their homes with locally-generated, clean, sustainable electricity the chance to come together to make the concept a reality.
How does it work?

As a non-profit cooperative Som Energia started selling green energy from existing sources in October 2011. It is energy bought from the market and sold to our members. Meanwhile, we are developing our own cost-effective renewable energy projects to produce energy for our members.

This allows them to use affordable eco-electricity in their homes – while playing a part in transforming Spain into a sustainable and environmentally-friendly place to live. No changes are required to how the electricity enters the home. Som Energia simply arranges for the administrative changes that are necessary to ensure the energy received is from a renewable source.

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