This short document outlines the main features of different financing schemes for solar PV projects: private equity, leasing, crowdfunding, energy cooperatives, project finance, loans and bonds.
The information is based on interviews to equity investors and banks carried out by the PV Financing project, an initiative that aimed to identify business models and financing schemes for PV installations. The interviews took place in seven countries (Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom) but the answers are relevant for other countries too.
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.
This guide presents the different ways municipalities can work with their residents to kickstart and support community energy projects. It builds on the most relevant publications on the topic and includes many examples from all over Europe.
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.