Community energy is key to action on the climate crisis, boosting local economies, and reinvigorating communities. But how to make it happen? This handbook from Friends of the Earth, REScoop.eu, Energy Cities is here to walk you through it, step by step.
Gathering expertise from 27 projects around Europe, the guide is packed with instructions, practical tips, powerful success stories and invaluable resources to build a local, community-led renewable energy revolution. You will find information and advice on the following topics:
This guidebook is for curious individuals, a group embarking on a renewable energy journey, or a local authority making plans. It covers everything available to start a local community energy project, from tips to handle group dynamics, advice about what technology to use, and guidance on overcoming barriers.
Som Energia has elaborated a practical guide on self-production in apartment blocks, to promote the installation of solar panels in residential buildings.
This document offers an overview of how local authorities in Spain can become part of the energy transition, and the levers available to become a community energy champion.
An overview of the creation process of a local energy community in Spain. It also includes a detailed description of the definition of energy community, best practices from other countries, and information on available financial support.
Whether you don’t know where to start from or you are stuck with a specific issue in the development of your energy community, an expert can help you.