Citizen Participation for Solar Energy Development in the EU – Case Study from Vienna, Austria

As a crucial part of transition towards sustainable energy systems, the European Union (EU) has been actively encouraging its citizens to participate in the uptake of solar energy. As a result, peoplecentred approaches, which put citizens at the heart of the energy transition process, have gained major momentum. By summarising the concept of citizen participation and presenting a best practice example from Vienna, Austria, this factsheet shows how important public involvement has become in the development of inclusive solar energy systems.