The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for the Market Uptake Measures of renewable energy systems.
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.
The check will normally be done for the coordinator if the requested grant amount is equal to or greater than EUR 500 000, except for:
- public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organisations; and
- cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60 000 (lowvalue grant).
- 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 Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
- the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
- eligible non-EU countries:
- countries associated to Horizon Europe;
- low- and middle-income countries.
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