Energy communities for a fair energy transition in Europe

2021 - 2024

Through the Sun4All project approach, four European ‘pilot cities’ aim at facilitating access to renewable energy generation (and its economic and environmental benefits) for vulnerable households, which suffer from energy poverty and which otherwise would not have the capacity of investing in solar installations.

At each pilot location (Almada (PT), Barcelona (ES), Rome (IT), and the Community of Communes Cœur de Savoie (FR)), eligible participants will be identified and invited to be part of the project.

Beneficiaries will receive financial, as well as non-financial support. Financial support will be provided by making participants co-owners of local photovoltaic installations at no cost. The solar energy produced by the photovoltaic installations that are part of the project, will be evenly credited on the participants’ energy bills and lead to a reduction of their actual energy costs.

Following the concept of ‘energy communities’, participants of the project will complementarily receive advice on efficient energy management at home, as well as the possibility to participate in workshops related to the topics of energy rights and efficiency. Through knowledge transfer and an essential community programme, empowerment of participants will be promoted.

In that way, the Sun4All project supports an inclusive energy transition process towards sustainable energy production in Europe. Building on the results of the testing phase, the Sun4All support scheme will be scaled up across Europe.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 101032239.