Market Uptake Measures of renewable energy systems

1000000 €

Project results are expected to contribute to some of the following expected outcomes:

  • Facilitate the wider uptake of renewable energy systems in the energy, industrial and residential sectors leading to an increased share of renewable energy in the final energy consumption by 2030 and beyond.
  • Contribute to provide a basis for policy-makers and stakeholders for developing more informed RES policy and for analysing about the market dynamics when including all renewable energies.
  • Contribute to the development of markets and respective financial frameworks that can operate efficiently and incentive-compatible while accommodating massive shares of renewables.
  • Increase societal acceptance of renewable energy facilities and installations through science-based evidence and tools addressing misperception phenomena from citizens.

The proposal is expected to develop solutions addressing at least 2 of the expected outcomes either for the entire renewable energy market or focusing on a specific energy sector, such as electricity, heating, cooling or renewable fuels. Proposals can also address issues within a specific geographical region such as urban and peri-urban areas. Issues related to acceptance of RES technologies due to cultural heritage landscape particularities can be addressed. Self-consumption issues can be addressed too. International aspects, such as collaboration with third countries and promoting solution in new markets, can be addressed as well.

The proposed solution can be developed to address a local challenge but needs to have wide potential for reapplication. The solution should have a long term viability and not be limited to an ad-hoc fix. The methodologies applied may be inspired by successful approaches already tested in other fields or contexts.

For all actions, the consortia have to involve and/or engage relevant stakeholders (e.g. businesses, public authorities, civil society organisations) and market actors who are committed to adopting/implementing the results. The complexity of these challenges and of the related market uptake barriers may call for multi-disciplinary approaches, which should include contributions from the social sciences and humanities. Where relevant, regional specificities, socio-economic, gender-related, spatial and environmental aspects will be considered from a life-cycle perspective.

Where relevant, proposals are expected to also assess the legal, institutional and political frameworks at local, national and European level and examine how, why and under what conditions these could act as a barrier or an enabler.

Cross-cutting Priorities:

International Cooperation
Socio-economic science and humanities
Societal Engagement