The partners of the European Horizon 2020 project "SUN4All" (Eurosolar for all) met in Barcelona on October 25 and 26. Two regional actors are part of it: the INES (National Institute of Solar Energy) and the Community of Communes Coeur de Savoie.
Launch of a project facilitating access to renewable energy for vulnerable households
The "SUN4All" (Eurosolar for all) project, selected following an energy call of the Horizon 2020 program, aims to facilitate access to renewable energy for households in an energy insecure situation in four European regions: Barcelona (Spain), Communauté de Communes Cœur de Savoie (France), Rome (Italy) and Almada (Portugal).
In order to ensure a fair energy transition, the general scheme is based on the existing New York initiative called "Solar for All". SUN4All beneficiaries will be co-owners of a local photovoltaic plant and the revenues generated by the production and sale of energy will be used to facilitate reinvestment in low-cost energy efficiency measures and attitudes, improving their living conditions. SUN4All is intended to remain a permanent scheme beyond 2024 to contribute to the reduction of fuel poverty in Europe by promoting active citizenship and creating inclusive community energy environments.
It is planned to replicate and expand the program in at least 10 other European cities and to plan it in other cities and regions to make it a consolidated project in Europe.
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The project, which will be carried out for 3 years until October 2024, is led by the Ecoserveis association in Barcelona and has 10 partners in Spain, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Portugal and France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes).
This project has received funding from the. European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement 101032239