Financing mechanisms for community energy projects

1 March 2014

This compilation of best practical examples contributes to the development of viable financing and investment schemes for Community Power particularly in Central and Eastern European countries. It makes recommendations to to tackle financial barriers that prevent or delay the development of community-owned energy projects in the region. 

It draws conclusions for an optimal mix of financial instruments to support community renewable projects, especially in regard to the financing opportunities provided by the EU budget 2014 - 2020.