Energy communities for a fair energy transition in Europe
Solar power to the people
The Sun4All project will test in the EU a support scheme helping vulnerable households to switch to renewable energy while reducing their energy bills. The scheme will be tested by the cities of Almada (PT), Barcelona (ES), and Rome (IT) and by the community of municipalities Cœur de Savoie (FR).
At each pilot location, eligible participants will be identified and invited to be part of the project. Shares of a local photovoltaic power plant will be offered to all participants – in other words, the beneficiaries of the Sun4All support scheme will become co-owners of a local photovoltaic installation.
The revenues produced through the generation and selling of renewable energy will be used to reduce the energy bills of the participating households. In that way, and also by advising participating households on energy management at home, the project supports an inclusive energy transition process towards clean energy in Europe.
Building on the results of the testing phase, the Sun4All support scheme will be scaled up across Europe.
They are testing the Sun4All support scheme
Each pilot location (Almada, Barcelona, the Community of Communes Cœur de Savoie and Rome), where the Sun4All scheme will be tested, develops a unique way of putting the Sun4All approach in practice.
Their experiences will be shared with Observer Cities and beyond during 2023-2024.
Are you also interested in replicating the Sun4All scheme in your city or region?
You can join the Sun4All Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing Programme and enhance your capacity to replicate and adopt Sun4All in your city and region. The Programme will include a combination of online and onsite capacity building activities to reduce energy poverty at the local level. It will start in June 2023.
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14 April 2023
Join our free capacity-building programme to tackle energy poverty thanks to renewable energy
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N°101032239.