Good Energy Tour to promote solar energy in Croatian cities


October 13, 2021 – Solar energy in Croatian cities will be promoted through the Good Energy Tour, held for the second time in October and November this year.

The Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) announces that in cooperation with the European Covenant of Mayors initiative, the Association of Cities and the Islands Movement, it will organize for the second time a Good Energy tour in October and November to promote solar energy in Croatian cities, reports Jutarnji List.

The first edition of the tour took place in the fall of 2020 when the cooperative visited 11 Croatian cities in mainland Croatia and Istria, and this year will include 12 new cities in northern and central Croatia (Čakovec, Ludbreg, Prelog, Zaprešić, Ivanić-Grad), Slavonia (Slavonski Brod, Pleternica, Slatina) and the coast and islands (Zadar, Cres, Mali Lošinj, Hvar).

“With 0.5% of electricity obtained from the sun, Croatia ranks last in the European Union in terms of using its solar potential. The Good Energy Tour is one of the initiatives that we want to encourage its greater use. This is why we have given priority in the choice of host cities for this year’s edition to the cities that stood out in their candidacy for our public call for their commitment and their willingness to invest more in solar energy, in particular within the framework of the achievement of the objectives of the European Green Plan. “

The cost of installing a home solar power plant, the conditions of installation, the necessary documentation, the possibilities of co-financing, the association with fellow citizens to exchange energy, as indicated in the opinion, are only some of the valuable information that citizens will have the opportunity to learn first-hand during a free solar energy training in the host cities of the Good Energy tour.

“The use of solar energy is no longer a question of the future. Solar home power plants are affordable and usable in all regions of Croatia, and we want to help citizens realize them in a way that will be most profitable for them, ”said the Green Energy Cooperative.

They also state that the campaign is locally targeted to bring the opportunities related to the use of solar energy to as many citizens as possible through direct communication and to encourage understanding of solar energy as a local resource that can to be the carrier of Croatian cities. In addition to training on the installation of solar home power plants, the Green Energy Cooperative will support 12 host cities in the development and investment in solar energy projects through consultancy activities as part of the tour. .

They invite all citizens interested in participating in the free education to pre-register via the application form. The first cities ZEZ will visit as part of the tour are Čakovec on October 19, Ludbreg on October 21 and Prelog on October 26. Cooperative

The Croatian Parliament adopted on October 1 the law on the electricity market, an essential law in the green transition which transposes all the provisions of Directive (EU) 2019/944 of the European Parliament and of the Council of June 5, 2019 on model rules for the internal electricity market regime and amending Directive 2012/27 / EU (OJ L 158, 14.6.2019).

The adoption of the Law on Renewable Energy Sources and High Efficiency Cogeneration, which passed the first reading, is also expected and is adopted following Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of December 11, 2018 on access to energy from renewable sources. The proposed law is expected to be adopted by the government of the Republic of Croatia at the end of October 2021 and its entry into force is scheduled for the end of November 2021.

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