The steps involved in setting up an energy cooperative

The term energy cooperative refers to cooperative or non-profit societies that are committed to setting up a renewable energy production facility in a collaborative manner and that wish to take advantage of the specific feed-in tariffs for these energy cooperatives.

It is recommended to contact Klima-Agence or existing cooperatives to learn from their experience.

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Steps to follow to create an energy cooperative
Step 1: I find partners and allies
Stage 2: we develop a joint concept together
Step 3: We find the most suitable location and find out about feed-in tariffs
Step 4: We start the practical work
Step 5: We organise the routine management
Associated documents

For the creation of or participation in a cooperative, Klima-Agence provides model statutes for the creation of a cooperative or civil company, as well as a comparative table of these two legal forms and a model contract for the rental of roofs. Klima-Agence also provides information on the technical basics of a photovoltaic installation and the most frequently asked questions about energy cooperatives and civil companies for the production of electricity.