Now the Sapphire Wind Farm has been constructed and commissioned, developers CWP Renewables are launching the Sapphire Community Investment Fund.&nbsp;This community co-investment initiative lets members of the community invest alongside institutional investors in a renewable energy project&nbsp;developed, financed, and managed by a third party. A series of “Open House” events will be held in Glen Innes, Armidale, Wellingrove, and&nbsp;Inverell from December 5 to 8, to allow local residents to learn more about co-investment, meet the organisers, and apply in person. CWP Renewables are the first company in Australia to offer community co-investment into a large scale wind farm.&nbsp;It is a first-come, first-served opportunity only open to&nbsp;residents in the Federal Division of New England.&nbsp;Priority is given to wind farm neighbours&nbsp;and residents of the Inverell and Glen Innes Shires. Andrew Dickson, from CWP Renewables,&nbsp;said:&nbsp;“With over $7.3m of pledges received so far from the local community, we are pleased to now be&nbsp;delivering on our promise to the community, to open up the project for co-investment.” CWP Renewables and the investment fund manager Partners Group co-own the project through a joint entity Grassroots Renewable Energy.&nbsp;CWP Renewables is also overseeing the project through construction and long-term operations. Construction of the Sapphire Wind Farm began in January 2017, and the final turbine was&nbsp;installed in October.&nbsp;Testing and commissioning is expected to be complete in coming&nbsp;months. CWP Renewables tested the local community’s interest in co-investment in late 2017, and was&nbsp;pleasantly surprised at the level of interest.&nbsp;CWP Renewables and Partners Group have selected DomaCom&nbsp;as their&nbsp;partner in community co-investment. DomaCom has developed&nbsp;a “fractional investment” platform which allows multiple investors to aggregate their investments&nbsp;into an asset, typically a real estate asset but now also renewable energy projects such as the&nbsp;Sapphire Wind Farm. Interested community members are invited to attend the Open House events in Glen Innes,&nbsp;Armidale, Wellingrove, and Inverell in December. To book places at the Open House events email: firstname.lastname@example.org.