Greenhouse PR launches a crowdfunding campaign this week, providing investors with a unique opportunity to invest directly in Ripple Energy the company and to become part of a movement that will transform the home energy market for good.
Influential people are supporting the campaign, including Robert Llewellyn, presenter of the Fully Charged Show, Emma Pinchbeck, deputy CEO of RenewableUK, and Ian Johnston, CEO of Engenie.
Greenhouse is working with Ripple Energy to raise at least £750,000 for a 23.21% share of the company – the campaign has already reached over 60% of its target. The crowdfunder will enable Ripple’s team to grow, complete the development of the clean energy ownership platform and market the first pilot wind farm project later in 2019.
Greenhouse PR’s founder, Anna Guyer, and other Greenhouse members of staff are also investing. “Ripple offers an incredible opportunity for investors to support a crowdfunded new energy model that will support wind energy and ultimately enable you to own a piece of a wind farm and buy your energy direct. I have invested because the model is brilliant, I love Sarah’s pioneering vision, and I want to be part of a community driving change.”
“Several of our staff members have invested and we intend to be one of the first corporates to sign up as a customer to buy new clean energy.”
Following the investment round, Ripple’s clean energy ownership platform will combine co-ownership of wind farms with supply for the first time in the UK, allowing customers to be at the forefront of the clean energy revolution.
Greenhouse PR is supporting Ripple Energy to raise at least £750,000 for a 23.21% share of the company – the campaign has already reached over 60% of its target. The crowdfunder will enable Ripple’s team to grow, complete the development of the clean energy ownership platform and market the first pilot wind farm project later in 2019.
Own a wind farm, get cheaper bills and reduce your carbon footprint
More than two thirds of UK consumers are interested in installing rooftop solar on their homes, but many barriers are stopping people from taking the next step; installing solar can cost around £5,500, while some people don’t have an available roof, or others might be planning a move to a new house.
The cost of co-owning a wind farm with Ripple Energy could be as low as £1,300 and 75% cheaper than rooftop solar. Co-owners could also reduce their carbon footprint by around 950kgCO2/yr – the equivalent to someone going vegan or reducing their car use by over 70%. Ripple estimates customers could save between £85-£175 per year on their electricity bills.
Sarah Merrick, the founder of Ripple Energy, is a pioneer in the world of energy. In a male-dominated industry, her fresh thinking has led to the launch of a new business model that will bring clean energy ownership to ordinary people across the UK.
“Ripple’s vision is a clean energy future owned by people not companies. In the future, customers won’t need utilities to own wind farms and solar parks on their behalf – with Ripple’s help they will be able to do it themselves”
“Investors in Ripple can help make that vision a reality. They will have the opportunity to join a highly scalable and potentially transformative company right at the start.”
Greenhouse is supporting Ripple Energy with an integrated campaign for the crowdfunder launch. Pre-launch, the team developed press materials, liaised with the crowdfunding platform and pitched to journalists. Business Green, Platts Power, Utility Week and many other trade titles have published the details of the crowdfunding campaign.
Over on digital, Greenhouse cultivated a comprehensive social strategy that identified the target audiences and key influencers, our in-house designer developed the creatives and we’re now monitoring the social media activity throughout the month-long campaign. Keep up with news from Ripple on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram.
If you would like to invest, please visit: www.seedrs.com/ripple. Capital at risk.