Community solar platform

Community solar platform

Following the strategy of Lithuanian Ministry of Energy, Ignitis group is seeking to promote distributed generation in Lithuania. Therefore, we are implementing a remote solar power plant platform project that promotes the emergence of prosumers.

On October 1st, 2019 a platform was launched enabling all households, including those in apartment buildings, to acquire part of solar array and generate solar power for personal consumption. The first of its kind, crowdfund based platform is open to all solar power developers to plan, finance and build solar arrays.

“It is the first open energy platform in the world that allows any household in the country to purchase a power plant online,” Darius Maikstenas, CEO of Ignitis Group.

The first power plant announced in the platform has raised all the necessary funds for development and is planned to start generating electricity in March 2020. Around 300 households will become co-owners at the initial stage, whereas 1500 new prosumers will join later on. With more developers coming to platform and announcing new project plans, the platform estimates to provide opportunity of personal solar arrays to more than 20 000 households in the next decade.