Designing and developing your project

Developing your idea

Deciding your vision and what type of renewable energy project to pursue is the first step in Community Energy London's project development guide and where your group needs to begin in your journey.  Deciding your activities can be very dependent on where you live and what opportunities are available in the sector at the time, so don't be worried if your goals and projects take time to form. 

To help you with developing ideas, CEE has collated a number of key resources:

As you begin developing sites, some other resources which may help you include:

  • Devon County Council - Community Energy Legal Toolkit to help community energy groups understand good practice in developing community energy projects. 
  • PowerPaired and PureLeapfrog - toolkit with 20+ template legal documents covering a range of technologies. Free to download but requires user registeration. 
  • Solar for Schools (CEE Member)- national search tool for finding feasible solar schools sites (download below)
  • Temple Bright - a useful guide about Environmental Impact Assessments within projects (download below).

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