RES IN RURAL ENVIRONMENTS – BIOVILLA

PORTUGAL, LISBON METROPOLITAN AREA, PALMELA

Awareness / Behavioural change / Social acceptance, Small scale RES demonstration, Solar energy

Overview

Biovilla, a non-profit cooperative, runs a group of wooden houses for eco-tourism. A “living-lab”, developed in the frame of this pilot, allowed testing and assessment of different small-scale RES equipment aiming to raise energy awareness of the community and to create new opportunities for green entrepreneurship. 

 

The pilot action delivers: 

  • the installation of solar dehydrators, stoves, pumps and lamps to exploit the local solar potential and 
  • a digital platform linked to energy monitoring equipment, to present real time the energy consumption and CO2 savings to the end users. 

Macro objectives:

  • Increase local energy independence
  • Behavioural change in citizens and tourists' daily lives
  • GHG emissions reduction

Specific objectives:

  • Assess different RES technologies
  • Reduce the energy consumption costs
  • Raise awareness of the community
  • Increase local and natural resources’ exploitation
  • Create local green energy business

Impacts to be achieved by 2030:

  • CO2 emissions saved/y: 31 t
  • Energy saved through the adoption of EE & RES: 17,150 kWh/y

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Contacts

Energy and Environment Agency of Arrabida

Cristina Daniel
Executive manager
cristina.daniel@ena.com.pt

Orlando Paraíba
Technical manager
orlando.paraiba@ena.com.pt