A NETWORK OF PEOPLE, IDEAS, AND PROJECTS FOR PRODUCING AND USING ENERGY TOGETHER.


Retenergie Società Cooperativa was established the 19th of December, 2008 in Cuneo as the initiative of a group of people already committed to promoting the production of energy from renewable sources.

The basic idea of this new cooperative is to create a model that will permit the production and use of electrical energy from renewable sources by grassroots action. This project takes its inspiration from the "adopt a kw" program of solare collettivo association that promoted the construction of a 20 kW photovoltaic plant in 2008.

The most important challenge faced by the new cooperative is to include the end users of energy in the picture, thus creating a virtuous circle from production to consumption.

This is an ideal and economical opportunity to respond to a range of environmental and social problems such as pollution, the limits of natural resources, and fair distribution.

The cooperative form was chosen because the objectives have to be consistent with the means used: participation, self-reliance, solidarity.

Suggestions and criticisms are welcome to share the road: the cooperative is a project that is made together as we go.