SOL: Solar Energy for Multi-Family Buildings in Lithuania
The project aims to help promote and increase the use of renewable energy in buildings in Lithuania. This includes a detailed analysis of solar energy potential and measures to engage all key stakeholders concerned with renewable energy in the country.
The project EUKI SOL – Solar Energy for Multi-Family Buildings in Lithuania identifies and examines relevant areas for applying solar energy (photovoltaic and solar thermal energy) solutions in Lithuanian apartment buildings. The main part of the project consists in analysing and describing social and technical issues which need to be addressed in order to introduce and scale up solar energy in the renovation of multi-family buildings in Lithuania. During the project, information will be provided to apartment residents and owners and other relevant stakeholders in Lithuania on the potential of solar energy and on how required changes in policy and legislation may be brought about.
Solar Panels on a multi-family building in Berlin. Photo: IWO e.V.
Lithuania has one of the highest energy poverty rates in the entire European Union. Increasing the use of renewable energy has significant potential both for optimising building refurbishment and for reducing energy poverty. Germany can offer good practices and expertise regarding the integration of renewable energy in the refurbishment of multi-family buildings. Many buildings in Lithuania are currently scheduled for modernisation and are now being prepared as part of the government’s ongoing restructuring programme.
This project is part of the European Climate Initiative (EUKI). EUKI is a project financing instrument by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU). The EUKI competition for project ideas is implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. It is the overarching goal of the EUKI to foster climate cooperation within the European Union (EU) in order to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.