Community–private sector partnerships in renewable energy

Avri Eitan, Lior Herman*, Itay Fischhendler, Gillad Rosen

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This review brings to the fore the fast-growing and significant phenomenon of community and private sector renewable energy partnerships, which constitute a fundamental building block of the global renewable energy transformation. This paper theoretizes on this issue by identifying six archetypes of local community–private sector renewable energy partnerships, namely knowledge sharing, private finance, local consumption, land seeking, community employment, and lease architypes. These archetypes are discussed with relation to key variables influencing partnership formation and perpetuation as part of the wider discussion regarding renewable energy partnerships between local communities and the private sector and the role they play in energy transition to a low-carbon society.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)95-104
Number of pages10
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
StatePublished - May 2019

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This paper was supported by the Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology and Space Grant 3-14323 .

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Ltd


  • Decentralization
  • Local community
  • Low carbon society
  • Partnerships
  • Private sector
  • Renewable energy


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