Tool / Methodology
Sunflower Project "Guide to Create A Start-Up Company in Renewable Energy Sources"
This Guide addresses one of the main barriers to the successful development of the
renewable energy industry across Europe; the availability of trained and skilled people. The Guide details how to start a renewable energy business at a European level from initial idea to the developed project. There are sections dealing with trading, financial and legal aspects and several case studies of best practice. Job profiles and market trends are also analysed.
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With the ambitious targets set by the Renewable Energy Directive of the European Parliament and the European Council, each Member State has to develop its renewable energy sector to achieve a 20% share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption by 2020. This will have a consistent impact on employment, notably on the number of jobs and new companies. Among these companies, start-up companies are the most suitable to this particular development and this guidebook shall help future entrepreneurs to find their way in the dynamic sector of company creation in renewable energy sources.
The guide is composed of two different parts that follow all the creating process. In the first part, an overall method, which can be implemented all over Europe, is described from the first idea to the start-up of the activity. In this part, every step is developed in order to help the entrepreneur to structure the actions by providing a complete legal financial-trading frame. The purpose is to entitle high-degree graduated students wishing to create start-up companies in renewable energy to be aware of the creating process. It could give some ideas of development as well.
In the second part of this guidebook, the main objectives are to provide detailed information and to help the future entrepreneur to fine-tune the project. From this perspective, national particularities of the creation process will be analysed in various country and synthesised to guide the future entrepreneur in the choice of the structure of the company.
European trends in Renewable Energy Sources show a net increase in job creation all around European Union Member States. In terms of company creation, a consequent share of the renewable energy market is then available for new entrepreneurs. Among the targeted companies, start-up ones can play an important role in this dynamic process.
Indeed they particularly suit to the complex specifications of the renewable energy market, which is an undergoing rapid change market, specialized in new technologies and with a local relevance.
The SUNFLOWER project is in line with the promotion, diffusion and installation of best practices in European countries. A main task in this project is helping the development of local companies in renewable energy and this guidebook aims to be a support mostly for high-degree graduated people who would like to enterprise. After presenting the methodology, we will tackle several issues. On one hand, the main steps will be explained in order to guide the future entrepreneur in the creation process. On the other hand, punctual helps as well as local data will enable the entrepreneur to get enough knowledge to take a decision. Finally, some case studies will help to illustrate the creation process while giving feedback from entrepreneurs.
Related Information on the Regions 202020 Website:
- Sustainable Energy Theme(s): Biomass & Bioenergy : Education and Training : Finance & Funding : Geothermal Energy : Hydropower : Renewable energy sources (RES) : Solar power : Solar Thermal : Wind
- Region(s)/Community(ies): BG: Sliven Municipality : ES: Euskadi - Basque Country : UK: North Yorkshire
- Country(ies): Bulgaria : Czech Republic : Spain : Italy : Portugal : United Kingdom
Last updated: 11/04/2013 10:52am - Contact: Antonio Jose MARTINS - Email