Why Small Cooperatives in Portugal Produce Solar Energy

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  • Coopernico is a small energy cooperative in Portugual that build solar power plants that supply institutions and put surplus electricity back into the public grid.
  • They operate in 33 facilities across the country and offer members a 3% return on their investment.
  • The cooperative’s long-term goal is to build so many small power plants that the cooperative can become part of the larger Portuguese electricity market.

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