With around 80% of energy consumption in the European Union linked to urban activity, local and regional public authorities and energy agencies are on the frontlines of the climate and energy crises.
Drawing on the experiences of 33 cities, the report brings to life the 21 technical and regulatory ways, that cities and solar power can uplift each other. These solutions serve to tap into the solar revolution and to strengthen the cooperation with local authorities’ networks.
It is worth highlighting that out of the 21 solutions, 9 good practices have been implemented by 7 FEDARENE members. Congratulations to them and to the inspiring projects that they had the opportunity to present in this comprehensive report “Solar Cities: above and beyond rooftops: 21 solar solutions for the city energy transition”:
This report is meant to have great visibility and to be shared as broadly as possible, to key decision-makers at different level of governance. Therefore, it has been presented to a broad audience in Brussels on 14 June, in the frame of the Brussels Urban summit. Feedback from the audience were all very positive and encouraging. It was a great opportunity to advocate for innovative solar projects, solar energy communities and the involvement of local stakeholders and citizens in driving the transition.
“All the local-scale projects in this report are inspiring examples, paving the path to broader deployment of solar power and renewable energy across Europe and showing how much cities, regions, and energy agencies are key stakeholders in the ramping up of the energy transition.”Julije Domac, President of FEDARENE and Managing Director of REGEA (HR) commented.