Think ahead with participation models!
Participation models for local energy systems can reduce capital expenditures for the involved companies and increase the visibility of environmental measures. Since several years, there has been a high demand for broad citizen participation schemes for photovoltaics. The further development of these models, including the targeted involvement of employees and customers, can create additional benefits. For example, the integration with charging stations for electric vehicles increases the local use of the generated electricity and promotes private and company-level e-mobility.
The International Climate Policy and Economics research group offers support for the involvement of the target group, the identification of the technical and economic potential, and the development of a suitable participation structure.