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Europe

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
We the Power poster
Europe

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
Community Energy Guide cover picture
Europe

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.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Community
  • Financial
  • Political & legal
  • Staff & organisation
  • Technical
Europe

Community energy communications at the local level

A community energy communication guide with tips, tricks and best practices to promote the community energy movement.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Community
FLEXCoop report cover image
Europe

Flexibility services for energy cooperatives – An overview of possible flexibility-based services using residential equipment control

An overview of “flexibility” services for residential consumer illustrated with real experiences of two cooperative actors.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Technical
Albania

Best practice guide for Southeast Europe [English]

A guide that showcases good practices of energy communities in the Balkan region to inspire other citizens to launch their own citizen energy communities.

  • Inspiration
  • Preparation
  • Community
  • Financial
  • Political & legal
  • Staff & organisation
  • Technical
Europe

COMPILE Toolkit: Stakeholder Engagement Guide

A guide focusing on the tools and techniques to structure the core group of an energy community project and raise support in the local community.

  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Community
  • Staff & organisation
Europe

COMPILE Toolkit: Financing Guide

This guide offers an overview of models that energy communities may consider to finance their activities and projects and presents the relationship between ownership and financing.

  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Financial
Europe

Online course: Introduction to citizen energy

Online course that introduces the concept of citizen energy: what it is and what you can change with it.

  • Inspiration
  • Community
  • Financial
  • Political & legal
  • Technical
Procurement guide cover
Europe

Procurement guide for community energy

A guide that presents different options in which municipalities may be able to adapt their public procurement processes to better support energy communities.

  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Financial
  • Political & legal
Digital tools guide illustration
Europe

Digital tools for energy communities – a short guide

A guide that identifies and shortlists practical examples of digital solutions for energy communities in different scopes of application.

  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Operation
  • Staff & organisation
  • Technical
Solar panels on the roof of a building
Europe

Technology decision plan

This tool suggests the best renewable energy option for a user based on the resources available in the local community.

  • Preparation
  • Implementation
  • Technical

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