Financing strategies; Cooperatives; Business models; Collective financing; Renewable energies
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Klagge Britta, Meister Thomas (2017), Energiegenossenschaften aus einer Postwachstumsperspektive, in Nachrichten der ARL
, (4), 15-19.
Klagge Britta, Schmole Hanna, Seidl Irmi, Schön Susanne (2016), Zukunft der deutschen EnergiegenossenschaftenHerausforderungen und Chancen aus einer Innovationsperspektive, in Raumforschung und Raumordnung
, 74(3), 243-258.
Campos Silva Pedro, Klagge Britta, Erneuerbare Energien, in Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ed.), ARL, Hannover.
Klagge Britta, Schmole Hanna, Seidl Irmi, Schön Susanne, Zukunft der deutschen Energiegenossenschaften: Herausforderungen und Chancen aus einer Innovationsperspektive, in Raumforschung und Raumordnung
Energiegenossenschaften der Schweiz
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The survey data are about to be put on envidat repository and will be made accessible in 2020.
The transition to renewable energies (RE) in Switzerland and Germany is a costly endeavor and requires large amounts of capital. An increase in collectively financed RE projects will broaden the capital base and thus contribute to financing the energy transition. As additional benefits, collective financing of RE leads to the participation of citizens and municipalities in the management of RE projects, enhances local identification and generates incomes and revenues for local economies. With this project we propose to investigate the characteristics, the conditions and the potential of collective financing of RE projects. By collective financing we refer to organizational forms which are owned and governed by citizens - sometimes together with municipalities and other institutions -, and often take the legal form of cooperatives or associations. While there are surveys providing overview data on energy cooperatives in Germany, in Switzerland no research has been conducted on this topic so far. In both, Switzerland and Germany, there is no or no comprehensive empirical evidence on cooperatives' and associations' business models and financing strategies, their actor constellations including collaborations with utilities and financial actors, and on their success factors and barriers. We will fill this gap and also investigate what developments are to be expected and how they can be managed. Based on the results we will identify innovative concepts and models of collective financing as well as their respective favorable and limiting factors in the two national contexts. Thus, the project will support governments and policy makers in Switzerland and Germany in their decision-making to bring the energy transition and its financing forward in municipalities and regions.