CIRCUSOL: Circular solar business models to support the energy transition

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CREATING CIRCULAR BUSINESS MODELS IN THE SOLAR POWER INDUSTRY

Solar photovoltaics (PVs) and electric vehicles(EVs) have been two key engines powering the energy transition. As the numbers of PVs and EVs on the market rise, and more efficient models become available replacing earlier versions, resource efficiency is becoming an increasingly critical factor for the long-term success of these sectors. Circular economy and renewable, clean energy need to go hand in hand, to safeguard a truly sustainable transition towards a low-carbon future.

CIRCUSOL (www.circusol.eu) is a Research and Innovation Action project funded by the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. CIRCUSOL wants to unleash the full potential of circular business models, Product-Service Systems (PSS), in simultaneously delivering real environmental, economic and user benefits. By that, CIRCUSOL aims to establish solar power as a spearhead sector in demonstrating a path driven by service-based businesses towards a circular economy in Europe.

Visiting us at EUSEW attendees will have the opportunity to know how they can get involved in CIRCUSOL shaping the EU´s future energy landscape. It would also be an opportunity for participants to learn more about the Product Service Business Models empowering consumers and acting as a turning point in the energy system and innovating in the solar power sector.