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Economic Feasibility of Renewable Energy CSOPs – An Application to Wind Power Carsten Croonenbroeck and Pasqual Slevec

Carsten Croonenbroeck, Pasqual Slevec


We present an economic analysis of the feasibility of Energy CSOPs (Consumer Stock Ownership Plan). The CSOP is an instrument for low-threshold community investment projects and has shown to be a competitive method for distributed investments. Applied to the renewable energy sector (here, wind power), CSOPs can help fostering the decentralized power production landscape as well as busting possibly present prevalent monopolies.

We investigate the financial and economic feasibility of a set of model projects and discuss the most important investment parameters.


CSOP, Kelso, Investment, Renewable Energy, Wind Power

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