But you don't want to hear from us - let's find out from our new investors!
For new bond offer investor, Liz Larkin (pictured above), she has invested to help make an impact on climate change and feels that the co-op is a safe pair of hands:
"I feel it is critical to take climate change seriously and for each of us to do what we can to start tipping the balance in favour of a better future for us and for our children. I have invested in Bristol Energy Coop because it is well run and is taking practical action right now that will benefit us all"
The power to make a difference
For Tyrone (below) it's about being empowered to make an impact at a local level.
Gordon MacDonald sees the BEC Bond Offer as a positive alternative to investing on the stock market. He makes a return and knows that he's helping the community; it's a "no-brainer".
"I invested in BEC Bonds because I have watched them grow over the last three years in a solid and determined way. The BEC bond is one of a number of similar investments made as I move away from the stock market and faceless traders that risk my money whilst they get paid either way.
"Instead I see the betterment of local communities from my money - with direct benefit shared between them and myself. A fixed return at a level that has not really been seen in pension and other returns in recent
years, and without the various trading costs makes the BEC bond a no-brainer.”
Why will you invest?
With just over two weeks to go until our bond offer closes, we need your help to make all our solar projects happen, bring more clean energy to the community, and make a £100,000 community fund available. And with Bristol Energy Cooperative's bond, you don't need to choose between your head and your heart with 6 % interest p.a. over 2 years.
If you've already invested, get in touch to let us know why you've chosen to the be part of the solution.
Find out more about how to invest on the Ethex site.
*Investment decisions must only be made on the basis of the share and bond offer documents. Your original investment capital may be at risk and any return on your investment depends on the success of Bristol Energy Cooperative’s business as a whole. You should read the offer documents in full, including the risk factors set out in the offer documents, and the terms and conditions regarding this offer at ethex.org.uk before investing. You should consider taking appropriate financial and other advice before making any investment decision.