Green Energy Cooperative gets grant from Google for SOL4ALL project

Green Energy Cooperative gets grant from Google for SOL4ALL project Inia Herencic

Photo: Inia Herenčić


July 20, 2021






July 20, 2021





The Green Energy Cooperative (ZEZ) is the only organization to receive a grant for a renewable energy project at the Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe. The grant was approved for ZEZ’s  project SOL4ALL – Community-Led Solarization.

The Impact Challenge for Central and Eastern Europe is one in a series of competitions organized by Google to help realize ideas that solve specific problems or support a particular community in the city, continent or planet. The USD 2 million competition for Central and Eastern Europe aims to help initiatives that put digital inclusion at the heart of economic recovery.

SOL4ALL – Community-Led Solarization encourages women to use solar energy in their households

The Green Energy Cooperative has received funding for the SOL4ALL – Community-Led Solarization project, which puts citizens at the center of the energy transition. The project  will encourage local citizens, especially women, to actively participate in renewable energy projects by teaching them how to invest, efficiently use and produce solar energy in their homes using digital technologies.

The project should result in the installation of 10 MW of solar power plants in the Western Balkans

ZEZ’s goal is to encourage the installation of 10 MW of solar capacity in the Western Balkans. We will strengthen the resilience of cities, encourage a just economic recovery and influence the development of green jobs, ZEZ added.

ZEZ is one of 13 organizations that received a total of EUR 2 million from Google, and among the winners are also organizations from Bulgaria, Romania and Slovenia. Each of them will get EUR 50,000-250,000, and in addition mentoring and technical support from the global technology company in order to make their ideas a reality.

Citizens can be the main drivers of the transition to clean energy

Erica Svetec, from ZEZ, said the organization believes that citizens can significantly contribute to climate action and be the main drivers of the transition to clean energy.

Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of renewable energy sources should play a big role in these activities, and digital education are seen as a means to achieve that vision, she said. “We are thrilled that is supporting us in developing the project that unites us! This is a great opportunity for us and our citizens to contribute to carbon neutrality”

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment
Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

PPC progress Mesochora hydropower irrigation

PPC making progress with Mesochora hydropower, irrigation project

23 September 2022 - The environmental impact study for the Mesochora hydropower plant in Greece is finished and expropriation is advancing, a news report said

terra solar lebane investment

Terra Solar to install 8 MW solar power plant in southern Serbia

23 September 2022 - Representatives of the company Terra Solar visited the Municipality of Lebane to present the solar power plant project

Macron France solely renewables nuclear alone

Macron: France can’t rely either on renewables or on nuclear power alone

23 September 2022 - President Emmanuel Macron inaugurated France's first offshore wind park and promised to speed up renewable energy and nuclear power projects

ProfesSor Nikola Rajakovic

EPS’ transformation through development of new renewables capacities guarantees secure electricity supply in Serbia

21 September 2022 - The energy sector in Serbia is at a historic turning point after breakdowns in obsolete...