EU Heroes is a European partnership project tackling barriers to the development of community owned solar PV projects.

 

Community solar PV

Community solar projects provide the opportunity for more people to take an active role in reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.

Better network connection

EU Heroes aims to enable better network connection of the increasing amounts of community-owned solar PV, helping communities to work together to reduce carbon emissions and play a part in the new energy revolution.

Connecting energy communities and network operators

EU Heroes will bring energy communities and network operators together to find new approaches to grid integration that ensure reliable energy supply and support the continued growth of community solar across the EU.

What will EU Heroes do?

The EU Heroes project will bring together network operators, community solar practitioners and energy specialists to develop robust models for solar energy deployment that encourage the continued growth of community solar energy.
Solar photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing forms of clean energy generation across Europe with over 100GW of installed capacity.
In many countries it has reached a scale that presents a considerable challenge to conventional centralised power generation models and requires new approaches to grid integration.

Integrating community solar into energy networks

Integrating community solar into traditional electricity networks can be challenging due to the intermittent nature of solar energy.

Bringing together network operators, energy communities, potential investors and the PV market to work towards “win-win” solar PV connection solutions.

Policy recommendations

EU HEROES draws on the experience of energy communities and network operators to recommend policies that will help community solar contribute to a smart, flexible, reliable energy future

Develop Models

Working with network operators and renewable energy community groups to identify and develop social enterprise models that enable increased deployment of solar PV in grid-constrained areas.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

Carrying out cost-benefit analysis and economic feasibility assessment of new and existing business models.

Motivating Consumers

Motivating consumers to have greater ownership over their energy supply, democratising energy and investing profits back into those communities.

Business Models

Providing improved business models to community groups to help them to store, utilise, aggregate and trade solar electricity locally.

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The EU Heroes project will bring together network operators, community solar practitioners and energy specialists to develop robust models for solar energy deployment that encourage the continued growth of community solar energy.

Coordinator

Rebecca van Leeuwen-Jones

Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl)

Slachthuisstraat 71
6041 CB Roermond
The Netherlands

+31 6 507 48087

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We are happy to answer any questions you might have about EU Heroes. If you would like to get involved in the project or require further information, please feel free to reach out to us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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