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European PV Business Model Good Practices

European PV Business Model Good Practices


The following are 18 factsheets of projects that the PV Financing Consortium has chosen to be good practices in terms of innovative business models for PV. All national partners were requested to identify some projects and to bring them forward. After a few of these projects were selected, Allianz Climate Solutions and FS-UNEP discussed each case with the national partners and filtered the most promising ones by comparison, according to criteria such as innovation, profitability, replicability. A total of 24 case studies were brought forward and 18 were selected. Criteria for choosing 18 out of 24 included the consortium definition of good and best practice:


    • Good practice: a project able to guarantee the expected returns using the planned business model and financing scheme.


  • Best practice: a good practice example makes use of an innovative solution in terms of business model or financing scheme as well as good practice examples that have potential of being replicable and/or scalable.


According to these definitions, best practices were selected first, and good practices were used only in case the number of best practices was not sufficient for an application segment. The geographical distribution of the projects has also been taken into account to avoid overexposure of a country vs. the other ones. In some cases the amount of cases per application segment was higher / lower than expected.


Single Family Homes

Wells Household (AT)

Oakapple (UK)

Multi Family Homes

Gelbes Viertel (DE)

Heidelberger Energiegenossenschaft (DE)

Domus Energethica (IT)
Shopping Centres
Soleil du Grand Ouest (FR)
Gran Plaza 2 (ES)
Large Office Buildings
Novomusica (ES)
Industrial Parks
Hitachi Rail (UK)
Kraftwerk (DE)
Ketton (UK)
L’Oreal (IT)
Savoie Technolac (FR)
Public Buildings
Malatya Inonul University (TK)
Retenergie (IT)
Vienna Technical University (AT)