The achieved results include:
- The development of a territorial energy approach for mountainous/ agricultural communities, the adoption of which can contribute significantly to the identification of the needs and prospects for RES/RUE market growth. This approach was implemented for the project communities and specific needs were identified for these communities, while suggestions were made to the local authorities to overcome the RES/RUE barriers.
- A typology of RES/ RUE technologies that explores several RES/RUE best practices and their impact on the local communities, in comparison to the theoretic performance of these technologies.
- The development of guidelines for sustainable energy communities, customized for the mountainous/agricultural regions, translated into 7 languages.
- Large survey among the regional stakeholders in the 4 communities, exploring their views and opinions on the underlying potential of RES/RUE technologies, and their related issues (barriers, motives etc).
- Identification of interesting RES/RUE project ideas in the 4 communities and further development of pre-feasibility studies on the most promising ones. The projects suggested to the communities take into consideration all the local authorities’ priorities and concerns, while they have incorporated not only best practices within the same community, but have adopted as well best practices from other communities with similar characteristics.
- Committed local actors were identified in the four communities and regional networks in each community were formed, that will be kept alive following the project’s completion with the coordination and supervision of the local energy agencies. Moreover, contacts were realized with existing active mountainous networks in Europe, and the International Sustainable Energy Network (ISEN) was formulated.
- Through the consultation within this network, a number of proposals for the design and development of a network were elaborated, as well as an integrated document with best practice examples, translated in 6 EU languages besides English.