Crowdfunding Renewable Energy: A Practical Guide for Crowdfunding Platforms, Project Developers, Investors and Policy Makers

Alonso Gómez, Pablo and Arnaud, Christophe and Aschenbeck-Florange, Tanja and Bergmann, Ariel and Burton, Bruce and Caneva, Silvia and Clifford, Lorraine and de Jong, Maarten and Dlouhy, Alexander and Drefke, Thorge and Gajda, Oliver and Harder, Karl and Kelly, Rebecca and Klaes, Matthias and Kohl, Kathrin and Martens, Fabian and Petit, Frederic and Raquet, Alex and Rumolino, Claudio and Wahlmüller, Johannes and Windisch, Sissy (2018) Crowdfunding Renewable Energy: A Practical Guide for Crowdfunding Platforms, Project Developers, Investors and Policy Makers. CrowdFundRES, Online. ISBN 3-936338-48-5

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Abstract

Crowdfunding can play an important role in the energy transition. With sufficient awareness of its potential among all stakeholders, crowdfunding is well matched to help address resulting funding gaps, provided we attract and sustain high-quality crowdfunding platforms targeted at renewable energy investment, raise awareness among project developers of the suitability of crowdfunding as an additional source of finance, better understand the behaviour of individual retail investors and their interest in crowdfunding renewable energy projects, and ensure that the regulatory governance of the range of marketplaces that have emerged is fit for purpose to allow further scaling up across Europe, and without stifling market forces or ongoing innovation in the sector. This booklet gathers important insights and recommendations in all these dimensions, drawing on a wealth of analysis of relevant data, industry and investor surveys, and stakeholder engagement across the sector. We complement this with a range of case studies that illustrate how far renewables crowdfunding has come in recent years.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: crowdfunding crowdfunding platforms renewable energy energy transition renewable energy systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Divisions: School of Humanities > Economics and International Studies
Depositing User: Matthias Klaes
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2019 08:37
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2019 08:45
URI: http://bear.buckingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/382

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