Abundance is the first FCA-regulated community finance platform allowing investors to invest directly in UK renewable energy projects from as little as £5 and get a regular cash return based on the energy produced.

Since Abundance launched in July 2012, it has raised £2.3m to fund community-scale energy projects from individual investors buying debentures, an official IOU issued by a PLC.

Abundance Generation has two key aims: firstly, to extend the financial benefits of renewable energy production to the general public through the sale of Debentures issued by developers; and secondly, to build on the success of peer-to-peer lending and other new models of finance that give retail customers more visibility over where and how their money is being used.