­čĺíInternational tool collection

We have identified the most effective platforms and tools for supporting citizen-driven energy actions which are available and accessible for you.

Please choose those most relevant for your national circumstances. Make sure to find a good way to categorise your chosen tools so that your national local heroes can easily find what they need (i.e. using the given categorisation into guidelines and calculation tools).

We recommend to offer a maximum of nine tools per category.

PROJECT COOLHEATING

Guideline on drafting heat/cold supply contracts for small DHC systems

The main goal of this report is to support different actors in the preparation of heat/cold supply contracts. Emphasis is placed on the support of actors and target groups with ...
PROJECT COOLHEATING

CoolHeating Handbook

Handbook on small modular renewable district heating and cooling grids. The handbook provides an overview of both, technical and non-technical (planning) aspects. The main characteristics of different heat sources from ...
PROJECT COOLHEATING

CoolHeating calculator

In order to prepare the implementation of small modular renewable energy district heating and cooling systems in the target countries up to the investment stage economic figures are essential for ...
PROJECT REPLACE

REPLACE Heating Calculator

With the ÔÇťREPLACE your Heating System CalculatorÔÇŁ you can find the best future-proof, resilient and climate-friendly alternative to your old heating system in just three steps. Individually for renovating or ...
PROJECT REPLACE

REPLACE Heating Matrix

The REPLACE Heating Matrix provides an initial overview on available options for replacing inefficient heating systems. It shows which type of heating system based on renewable energy sources or a ...
PROJECT POWERPOOR

PowerFund tool

A web-based tool which helps energy poor citizens across Europe to identify and learn about collective innovative actions. The tool provides the users with an online marketplace for collective energy ...
PROJECT POWERPOOR

PowerAct tool

The tool consists of a survey which helps in the assessment of energy consumption. After it is completed, users can receive personalized suggestions for single behaviour changes to reduce their ...
PROJECT POWERPOOR

PowerTarget tool

The tool consists of a survey which helps in the assessment of energy expenses. After it is completed, users can receive recommendations on how to reduce their energy costs.
PROSEU

Business models for prosumers in Europe

The report explores the different business models being adopted to enable renewable energy generation and self-consumption in the European Union and explains why energy communities are necessary, what kind of ...
PROSEU

A multi-dimensional typology of collective RES prosumers across Europe

The document presents conclusions and recommendations based on the technical findings of the PROSEU project to assist prosumers in choosing their suitable renewable prosumer technology depending on their needs, demands, ...
PROSEU

Prosumer Inspiration Book

The handbook provides examples from the projectÔÇÖs Living Labs on how to overcome regulatory barriers, bring people together and potential business and funding models, as well as identify appropriate technologies. ...
NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY (US)

NRELÔÇÖs PVWatts┬« Calculator

The calculator estimates the energy production and energy cost of grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) energy systems worldwide. It allows homeowners, small building owners, installers, and manufacturers to easily develop estimations of ...
ECCO ONE STOP SHOP

Progress Tool

The tool consists of a survey for community energy groups to understand what stage of development their projects are and to assist them in understanding what next steps to take. ...
ECCO ONE STOP SHOP

Technology Decision Plan

A short online questionnaire that gives you recommendations based on your answers on the best renewable energy option for a user based on the resources available in their local community. ...
ECCO ONE STOP SHOP

Greenhouse Gas Calculator

The calculator is a simple and easy-to-use calculator that will show the amount of CO2 sequestered from various forms of renewable energies.
ECCO ONE STOP SHOP

Timeline Tool

A graphical overview of the development phases of an energy community project, showing the different relevant activities divided into technical, financial and group activities. The overview can help to get ...
ECCO ONE STOP SHOP

ECCO-Financing Best Practices Guide

The guide informs (future) ECCOs and policy makers on what financial supporting schemes already exist and function well for realizing local energy cooperatives. It summarizes common, as well as activity-specific ...
PROJECT COMPILE

EVRule

EVrule is an EV management platform that will be enhanced with the algorithms for predicting electric vehicle (EV) user behaviour and household consumption and upgraded to enable communication with GridRule. ...
PROJECT COMPILE

ValueTool

ValueTool helps consumers to determine the costs and benefits of installing PV panels in their building and simulate the investments. The investment return period and needed information can be obtained ...
PROJECT COMPILE

GridRule

GridRule enables community managers (aggregators, micro-grid operators, etc.) to operate and manage the local grid within network limits. It sets up the coordination of individual community members and optimizes the ...
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