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CrowdFundRES


The project aims to explore innovative financing schemes in order to overcome the challenges of financing renewable energy projects and increase renewable energy growth. CrowdFundRES recognises the potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects and brings together three target groups:

  • renewable energy project developers whose access to financing is getting more challenging
  • the part of the public that has an interest in investing even very small amounts of their savings into renewable energy projects
  • crowdfunding platforms who act as intermediaries facilitating the financial transaction between the public and the project developers

The project will result in better understanding of the public’s perception of crowdfunding. It will provide an analysis of the challenges faced by the application of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in Europe and develop guidelines that support easier, more effective and wider accepted practices in crowdfunding renewable energy projects. It will also help apply the guidelines based on practical experience and promote the crowdfunding concept and its advantages among those who could contribute or raise funds.

CrowdFundRES releases reports and publicly accessible documents providing information, which you may find under the links:

Draft Guidelines for Renewable Energy Project Developers: http://www.crowdfundres.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CrowdFundRES_Draft_Guidelines_Developers.pdf

Renewable Energy Crowdfunding Case Studies­: http://www.crowdfundres.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CrowdFundRES_Case_Studies.pdf

Review of Crowdfunding Regulation & RES Market Developments: http://www.crowdfundres.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/CrowdFundRES_Case_Studies.pdf  

Survey Results on Public Perceptions and the Views of Crowdfunding Platforms and Project Developers:http://www.crowdfundres.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/CFRES-Survey-joined_May2016.pdf

Survey of Personal Investment Choices: http://www.crowdfundres.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/CrowdFundRES_D3.2_Economic_Agent_Survey.pdf

More information about the project available on the following link: http://www.crowdfundres.eu/