Developing new business models

EU Heroes will develop new business models for running “network friendly” community solar projects. The underlying idea is that PV generators are treated as part of the energy system and not stand alone generators.
Best practice examples of business models will be identified and, where possible, new business models will be developed, drawing on previous experience and input from network operators and energy communities.
A wide range of different approaches, including integration with energy storage, maximising on-site supply and hybrid systems, will be reviewed and cost-benefit analysis used to understand which approaches work best with which applications.
The aim of this work is to better inform existing models as well as design new models that can be used by energy communities to present a business case for viable projects.