Co2mmunity promotes solar community energy projects


Co-producing and co-financing renewable community energy projects

Co2mmunity in a nutshell

Aim: Support citizens to co-finance, co-develop, and co-operate sustainable energy projects.
Budget€ 3.15 million, thereof € 2.45 million from the European Union (European Regional Development Fund)
Project period: Oct 2017 to Sept 2020
Lead PartnerKiel University, Working Group Economic Geography

In the core of the Co2mmunity project is to initiate and support renewable community energy projects. In each partner region Co2mmunity will promote community energy and manage renewable energy cooperative partnership RENCOPs.

Aalto University School of Business from Helsinki, Finland is part of the Co2mmunity consortium, that has in total 14 partners from 8 different countries in the Baltic Sea Region.

Aalto team’s role is to coordinate the collection of community energy case studies across the partner countries and develop a synthesis report on the current community energy situation in the region, including a best practice compilation. It will showcase success factors of community energy projects that are transferable across contexts.

Aalto University will also participate in writing white papers for public stakeholders.

More information: 
Project Manager, researcher, M.Sc. (Eng.) Karoliina Auvinen,, +358 50 4624727
Postdoctoral Researcher, PhD Salvatore Ruggiero,