Installation of Renewable Energy Systems on Public Buildings and Private Houses in the Wisloka River Basin Area
Air pollution and emission levels in Southern Poland are substantially higher than in Western European countries, due to the common use of coal for heating purposes. The project aims to improve air quality by introducing renewable energy sources in the Union of Wisloka River Basin Communes. Solar systems for hot water production will be installed on private and public buildings, and photovoltaic systems for electricity generation will be provided to selected public buildings.
Environment and Infrastructure
Basic Infrastructure: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
The direct beneficiaries of this project is the Union of Wisloka River Basin Communes as the institution responsible for the implementation of the project, as well as the 117 public buildings and the 4’266 households participating in the project. Indirect beneficiaries are the 243'000 inhabitants of the region due to reduced emission and better air quality which is a result of the shift from coal to renewable energy sources.
The project's overall objective is to improve air quality in the project region which is to a large extent a vulnerable and therefore protected nature area. This will be achieved by using solar power for hot water systems in public and private residential buildings, thereby significantly reducing harmful emissions from the currently used systems. Furthermore, solar power will be used to produce electricity for public buildings. The project contributes to the implementation of the Polish government's energy policy (particularly with regard to increasing the share of renewable energy in the national energy balance and reducing emissions).
The goal of the project is to reduce emissions caused by public and private coal based heating systems by introducing renewable energy sources in the Wisloka River Basin region. Furthermore, solar power will be used to produce electricity for public buildings.
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Project number: UX-01008.14