EMPOWER 2.0

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Zaanstad buys locally generated energy from local cooperative WeSpark

08 February 2021

Zaanstad is the first municipality in the Netherlands to purchase energy on a large scale from a local energy cooperative. The local energy cooperative WeSpark was launched in 2018 with the aim of sup…

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Benefit Evaluation of PV Orientation for Individual Residential Consumers

08 February 2021

A first scientific paper under the EMPOWER2.0 umbrella was published in MDPI. The researcher from UGent was Hakim Azaioud. You can read below the abstract with a link to the full article.

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Four new cooperative solar roofs with sustainable power for the neighbourhood in Haarlem (Netherlands)

18 January 2021

Over the past year, various energy cooperatives from Haarlem worked hard to establish new cooperative solar roofs. Currently, there are 8 cooperative solar roofs in Haarlem. And in the first quarter o…

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VIDEO: In 6 steps to a solar panel collective

08 January 2021

With the Empower 2.0 project, Stichting Stadsgarage focuses on collective solar power installations, but as a 'citizen', how do you set up such a solar collective? This video explains the 6 steps for…

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VIDEO: International attention - Denmark’s newest and smallest citizen run district heating system

17 December 2020

The pilot in the EMPOWER project, the village of Føns, is receiving international attention.

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Føns Nærvarme takes new steps towards even greener energy

17 December 2020

Føns Nærvarme (Føns Local Heating Plant - Denmark's smallest district heating plant) and its 49 consumers can look forward to becoming even greener. The small district heating plant is part of an EU p…

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Empowering citizens in the energy transition through participation in local renewable energy projects

17 December 2020

Solar panels, windmills, district heating: wherever energy will be generated in the near future, half of it will come from installations in the hands of citizens. At least that is the ambition formula…

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Webinar | Energy Community Pilot, transfo zwevegem

09 December 2020

We talked with PhD student Hakim Azaioud of Ghent University, who gave a successful webinar 2 weeks ago to students in Sustainable Energy System Management at the HOWEST University of Applied Sciences…

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Kennemer Kracht puts solar panel installation in Ijmuiden (NL) into operation

09 December 2020

In the week of 20 April, 80 solar panels of the neighborhoud installation on the roof of 'Stormvogels' in Ijmuiden (NL) have been installed.  This is a project of Empower2.0 partner Kennemer Kracht, …

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Empowering Energy Communities in Fons in Denmark

09 December 2020

When citizens start empowering each others.

As a part of the European empower project the Danish living lab & pilot project is getting attention from other citizen groups. This means citize…

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