REScoop.eu welcomes a new member
REScoop.eu is delighted to welcome a new member to her network. We strongly believe that by growing our network, we make sure the voices of citizens and their communities are better heard in the energy sector.
Elektropionir is a Serbian energy community established in December 2019 by a group of enthusiasts involved in renewable energy production and innovative ways of civic organisation. They aim to empower citizens to actively participate in the energy transition in Serbia and demonstrate that it is possible to produce electricity in an environmentally and economically sustainable way under the cooperative principles.
Their first project is to establish a decentralised network of rooftop solar power plants and solar parks collectively owned by citizens, connecting people who want to invest in solar energy. Together, all solar panels will constitute a large “virtual power plant” that will supply energy to the cooperative members, who will become co-owners of the solar PV installations. Elektropionir's objective is to install a production capacity of 25-30kWp by the end of the year. Currently, they are looking for locations and there are many unused roofs and suitable places in Serbia, so if you know about a good one, let them know!
Moreover, they are involved in advocacy activities to ensure that national laws recognise prosumers and energy cooperatives, and they organise education activities for citizens around the topic of energy.
Follow Elektropionir on Facebook to stay up to date on their activities.