Unleashing the potential of Crowdfunding for Financing Renewable Energy Projects

The project will unleash the potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects in Europe. Project results will provide a better understanding of the perception and challenges faced by crowdfunding for renewable energy projects, as well as guidelines and promotion activities targeting renewable energy actors.CFRES_Logo-Positive

ECN will ensure the dialogue with renewable energy crowdfunding platforms and with European stakeholders in this area.

Expected results:

  • A deeper understanding of the public’s perception of crowdfunding
  • Analysis of the challenges faced by the application of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in Europe
  • Guidelines to support easier, more effective and wider accepted practices in crowdfunding renewable energy projects, based on practical experience
  • Improvement of the market and regulatory framework
  • Promotion of the crowdfunding concept and its advantages among those who could contribute or raise funds

Project details
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Duration: 01 Feb 2015 to 31 Jan 2018

Project funded by H2020 – European Commission

Project partners:

Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co Planungs-KG – Coordinator
European Crowdfunding Network AISBL
University of Dundee
Osborne Clarke EEIG
GLOBAL 2000 – Friends of the Earth Austria
Abundance NRG Ltd
Green Crowding GmbH
One Planet Crowd B.V.
Renewable Energy Generation Ltd
BNRG Renewables Ltd