Energy communities require funding to get their projects off the ground. There are different financing models available to them and each model comes with benefits and constraints. The most important thing to consider when financing your projects is that the financing model that you choose will automatically have an impact on the ownership of your community energy project.

The objective of this financing guide is to discuss the relationship between the two pillars of project development: financing and ownership. This report presents an overview of models that energy communities may consider to finance their activities and projects.