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A core group of people starts shaping an idea and vision of a project



A core group of people prepares the community energy project



A community energy project is formally launched and becomes a reality



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Financing guide for energy communities

This guide provides a very first introduction to community energy financing. To make it easy to read and hands-on, it includes 14 practical and recent financing stories of European energy communities.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Financial
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We the Power | The Future of Energy is Community-Owned

An inspiring movie about the citizen-led community energy movement in Europe.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Community
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Community Energy: A practical guide to reclaiming power [English]

Handbook packed with instructions, practical tips, powerful success stories and invaluable resources to build a local, community-led renewable energy revolution.

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  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Community
  • Financial
  • Political & legal
  • Staff & organisation
  • Technical

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