The project "Solar Dubrovnik" aims to stimulate the awareness of the inhabitants of Dubrovnik for the use of renewable energy sources in households with the aim of reducing carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) and generally reducing pollution, with significantly lower costs that households allocate for electricity.
The project is related to the use of renewable energy sources using the appropriate materials and equipment and with a sustainable space management that is in line with the policy of this Call. The project will inform citizens of Dubrovnik about the way of saving electricity through the use of renewable energy sources in line with the EU Strategy "Europe 2020". Citizens will save the financial savings that will serve as the main motivator for using the project results while leaving smaller "carbon footprint" on the environment.
Utilizing solar energy is one of the most accessible forms of renewable energy sources. Because of its geographic position, and especially its southern parts, Croatia has an exceptional solar potential. Unfortunately, this potential has not been used to the appropriate extent. According to the latest data in Croatia, only 2% of renewable resources are used, of which only 1% of solar energy (Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy 2017). Croatia produces only 55% of its energy needs and as much as 45% of its imports (www.enu.hr). By using renewable energy sources, this ratio can be significantly changed, which is also Croatia's obligation as a member of the European Union.
The project will be implemented during 2018, and its sustainability and dissemination of results will be ensured within a period of two years after the expiry of this call.
We will establish an informative website www.solarni-dubrovnik.info where all the information will be available to all interested parties.