Citizens crowd investing in renewable energies
the municipality of Križevci started the first pilot project in Croatia for citizens crowd investing in renewable energies, aiming at the installation of a solar panel (PV) power plant on the rooftop of the municipality’s Development Center and Technology Park’s administrative building. This initiative was led by the Green Energy Cooperative ZEZ with its partners: the municipality of Križevci, Regional Energy Agency North, Greenpeace Croatia, Solvis and ACT Group. Green Energy Cooperative provides solar equipment for lease to the Križevci Business Centre, the owner of the building, for 10 years. All investors signed a loan agreement with the Cooperative for 6 years, for which an annual interest on accrued funds is foreseen.
Main Topic
Clean energy: supplying clean, affordable and secure energy
All Topics
Clean energy: supplying clean, affordable and secure energy
Zero pollution ambition for a toxic-free environment
Financing the transition (i.e. it facilitates and/or stimulates public and private investments needed for the transition to a climate-neutral, green, competitive and inclusive economy)
Fostering a just transition: leaving no one behind (fostering i.e. inclusivity, equity, empowerment of marginalized communities or other goals regarding justice)
  • Neighbourhood or local community
  • City and peri-urban
  • Community-based initiative (i.e. citizens, cooperative, neighbourhood group)
  • Local government
Designing policies and/or (management) strategies
  • Socio-cultural aims: changing acceptance, behaviour, social norms, networks, traditions or contributing to knowledge build-up
  • Socio-economic aims: changing business models, market structures and economic systems
  • Socio-political aims: changing governance arrangements, different power structures, citizen participation and others
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