It is likely that practical experience dictates the initiators of the project to be reserved in assessments and promises. Both Andrii and Iurii are very modest in advertising their project and its profitability for the members of the cooperative. They prefer to promise less than not to meet people's expectations. However, even their clearly underestimated profitability looks quite attractive – the return of the invested money in 4-5 years and then another 5-7 years – net profit to the members of the cooperative. So how to become a member of the cooperative?
In spring 2019, a fundraising campaign will be announced – the start of fundraising for the construction of the first stage of solar plant. People from Slavutych will have priority. The estimated value of one unit is 15 thousand UAH, which is a real figure for a working person. If the Slavutych people do not buy all the shares and some of them will remain free, then other Ukrainians will be able to become a member of the energy cooperative.
«But for every Ukrainian there is a simple and guaranteed opportunity to become a member of our cooperative – you can just move to Slavutych», jokes Iurii, but his joke is «half-meant». Today Slavutych is one of the most comfortable cities for living and has a well-developed infrastructure.
The construction of solar plants is appointed to beginning of summer 2019. And then, without wasting any time, immediately proceed with the design work on the next queues of the solar plants. Their experience and a successful example of the project team plans to share with other Ukrainian cities. So, completing the talk show Andrii Kashpur sincerely advised the audience: «Call your mayor and ask him or her: when it will be an energy cooperative in our city?» Source of information on energy cooperatives: «German energy turn» Arguments for a renewable energy future Craig Morris, Martin Pehnt Heinrich Belle Foundation Initiative https://book.energytransition.org/ru/node/29