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Unleashing the potential of Crowdfunding for Financing Renewable Energy Projects

Objective

We are currently seeing a deceleration of renewable energy growth in Europe. This is partly attributed to the challenges for financing renewable energy projects. Reduced access to conventional financing options over the past few years has triggered innovative financing schemes to emerge, with crowdfunding attracting a lot of attention.

CrowdFundRES recognises the vast potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects. The project has been developed for and in cooperation with the three target groups:
1) Renewable energy project developers whose access to financing is getting more challenging
2) The part of the public that has an interest in investing even very small amounts of their savings in renewable energy projects
3) Crowdfunding platforms who act as intermediaries facilitating the financial transaction between the public and the project developers.

The overall objective of the proposed project is to contribute to the acceleration of the renewable energy growth in Europe by unleashing the potential of crowdfunding for financing renewable energy projects. In order to achieve this, the work has been structured for achieving the following objectives:
1. Gain a deep understanding of the public’s perception of crowdfunding
2. Analyse the challenges faced by the application of crowdfunding for renewable energy projects in Europe
3. Develop guidelines that support easier, more effective and wider accepted practices in crowdfunding renewable energy projects
4. Apply the guidelines and review them based on practical experience
5. Improve the market and regulatory framework
6. Promote the crowdfunding concept and its advantages among those who could contribute or raise funds

Call for proposal

H2020-LCE-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-LCE-2014-3

Coordinator

WIRTSCHAFT UND INFRASTRUKTUR GMBH & CO PLANUNGS KG
Net EU contribution
€ 234 312,50
Address
Sylvensteinstrasse 2
81369 Muenchen
Germany

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (15)

EUROPEAN CROWDFUNDING NETWORK
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 139 375,00
Address
Rue Montoyer 24
1000 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 277 518,75
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee

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Region
Eastern Scotland Angus and Dundee City
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
OSBORNE CLARKE ANWALTSSOZIETAT
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 214 644,38
Address
Innere Kanalstrasse 15
50823 Koeln

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
YOURIS.COM
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 186 287,50
Address
Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
GLOBAL 2000 UMWELTSCHUTZORGANISATION
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 109 250,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
ABUNDANCE INVESTMENT LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 128 151,25
Address
16 Linen House 253 Kilburn Lane
W10 4BQ London

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
London Outer London — West and North West Brent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GREEN CROWDING GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 114 250,00
Address
Braunstrasse 44
50933 Koln

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Köln Köln, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
LUMO
France
Net EU contribution
€ 106 250,00
Address
Rue Fleming 1 Hotel Des Tic
17000 La Rochelle

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Poitou-Charentes Charente-Maritime
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
STICHTING ONE PLANET CROWD NEDERLAND

Participation ended

Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Linnaeusstraat 35f
1093 EE Amsterdam
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
ASSOCIATION EUROPEENNE DE LA PETITE HYDRAULIQUE AISBL

Participation ended

Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Rue D'arlon 63-65
1040 Bruxelles
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION LIMITED
Jersey
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Elisabeth House Castle Street 9
JE2 3RT St. Helier

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 99 550,00
BNRG RENEWABLES LIMITED
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 89 200,62
Address
Unit 1b 3 Custom House Plaza Harbour Master Place
1 Dublin

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
VALOREM SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 88 500,00
Address
213 Cours Victor Hugo
33130 Begles

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Region
Nouvelle-Aquitaine Aquitaine Gironde
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EPIA SOLARPOWER EUROPE
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 107 450,00
Address
Rond Point Schuman 3
1040 Bruxelles

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Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 2 362,50
ONEPLANETCROWD INTERNATIONAL BV
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 97 812,50
Address
Linnaeusstraat 35f
1093 EE Amsterdam

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
West-Nederland Noord-Holland Groot-Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00