EMPOWER 2.0

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New Brochure EMPOWER

04 May 2021

The official EMPOWER 2.0 brochure is out. The project aims to demonstrate and accelerate the empowerment of citizens to become active energy citizens - and to create local energy communities via exis…

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International Hackton Challenge EMPOWER big succes

04 May 2021

On Saturday the 1st of May, students from all over the world joined the international hackathon Empower. The challenge? Design solutions fighting energy poverty for lower incomes in the energy transit…

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New collective solar roof in Haarlem

04 May 2021

At the Mendel College in Haarlem, a total of eight hundred solar panels were installed on seven different roofs at the gymnasium and other buildings of the school. This is an initiative of Kennemer K…

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3rd Partner Meeting EMPOWER2.0

27 April 2021

Last week we had our 3rd EMPOWER2.0 Partner Meeting. Great to see so much enthusiasm around Energy Communities and empowering people in the energy transition. Moving ahead together towards a carbon …

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Solar together Essex: a new campaign for clean energy

15 March 2021

Thousands of Essex residents are coming together to produce clean energy and save on their household bills. So far more than 3,600 households and businesses have signed up to Solar Together Essex, a g…

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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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