MehrWertStrom 2030 - PV-Community system - Exploring a participatory pilot project with regional added value for structurally weak regions
Starting point / motivation
Decentralized photovoltaic systems are an essential element to achieve the energy targets of 2030 and will create an added value for structurally weak regions. In the past, the economic-viable operation of PV community joint venture facilities on multi-party buildings was not feasible due to legal restrictions.
For the first time the amendment of the ElWOG allows now the internal use of electricity generated by PV community joint venture facilities. The development of practicable operating and ownership models for PV community joint venture facilities including financing options will enable the successful implementation of PV community joint venture pilot and best practice projects.
Contents and goals
The "MehrWertStrom 2030" study will analyse the legal, technical, organizational and economic feasibility of PV joint ventures on multi-party buildings. Operational models are presented that have not been implemented in Austria due to the former legal situation.
The feasibility of a potential pilot project in Waldviertel will (as a first-of-a-kind) demonstrate innovative solutions related to organization and financing. Small towns in structurally weak regions will gain a potential boost of investment, modernization and an increased regional added value.
- Legal and operator models will be developed including proven economic viability. Draft contracts are created.
- Alternative financing models (fee-based financing, crowd investing) are developed and optimized.
- Technical concepts for the realization of the PV community joint venture facilities are elaborated.
- In a participatory approach, buildings for the implementation of the pilot project and the appropriate organisational and financing models are defined together with owners and tenants.
The project will provide a structured approach to realize a feasible pilot project and create an added value for the region. The results includes guidelines for the organisational model, model contracts for the implementation of PV community joint venture facilities and alternative financing tools (such as crowd investing, fee-based financing).
Energy Changes Projektentwicklung GmbH.
Project or cooperation partners
Energieagentur der Regionen