Information for investors

The following information is for existing investor shareholders in the Low Carbon Hub IPS Limited. If you have any others queries related to your investment, please contact us directly on members@lowcarbonhub.org.

FAQs

When can I expect to receive my interest payment on my investment?

Our solar share portfolios (i.e. Solar 2014, Solar 2016, Sandford Hydro follow this pattern for the first payment of interest:  

Year 0 – the investment is made
Year 1 – first full financial year following investment ('grace year')
Year 2 – second full financial year following investment 

Then we expect to make the first interest payment following completion and auditing of the year 2 accounts.

Please see the pdf downloads illustrating the anticipated financial return for each share portfolio.  

(Please do note, however, that these are expected timings and depend on actual generation and income earned being as forecast for those years.)


Community Benefit Fund 

The Community Benefit Fund operates slightly different to previous share offers. Interest accrues from day one and we expect to make the first interest payments the summer of the following year.

See the table opposite for more information and the Community Benefit Fund Guidelines for full details of interest payment, capital withdrawal and worked examples.

Solar 2014 financial return table
Solar 2014 financial return table
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Solar 2016 Financial Return Table
Solar 2016 Financial Return Table
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Sandford Hydro financial returns Table
Sandford Hydro financial returns Table
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Community Energy Fund Financial Info Sheet
Community Energy Fund Financial Info Sheet
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How is my investment doing?

We will send you an annual portfolio performance after the end of each financial year. You can see the latest Portfolio Performance Summaries opposite.

Here are the Performance Summaries for previous financial years: 

Annual Performance Summaries 2017/18
Annual Performance Summaries 2017/18
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What return can I expect from my investment?
Community benefit

Investing in the Low Carbon Hub is seen as more of a social than a financial investment. People who invest with us want their money to do good and to contribute to community benefit. We cannot guarantee a safe haven for your money or even that you will ever receive back all the money you invest. 

By investing in the Low Carbon Hub, you are…

  • Supporting the growth of renewable energy 
  • Helping save tonnes of carbon emissions being released into the atmosphere
  • Joining a community of socially minded investors who want to help tackle the big issue of climate change 
  • Helping to support the delivery of community benefit which includes grants and loans supporting social enterprises, innovation and investing in new ideas, grants to low carbon community groups

You can read more about this in our Social Impact Report 2018

For more specific information regarding the financial return on your investment, please see the original share offer document for your share class. 

These can be accessed on this page