Materials and Deliverables


Energy Literacy for Energy Communities handbook:

Summary case study reports

Canvas course: here


Academic publications based on the NEWCOMERS project:  

  • Barnes, J., Hansen, P., Kamin, T., Golob, U., Darby, S., van der Grijp, N.M., and Petrovics, D. (2024). Creating valuable outcomes: An exploration of value creation pathways in the business models of energy communities. Energy Research & Social Science, 108, 103398. 

  • Barnes, J., Hansen, P. Kamin, T., Golob, U., Musolino, M., and Nicita, A. (2022). Energy communities as demand-side innovators? Assessing the potential of European cases to reduce demand and foster flexibility. Energy Research & Social Science, 93,   
  • Blasch, J., van der Grijp, N.M., Petrovics, D., Palm, J., Bocken, N., Darby, S.J., Barnes, J., Hansen, P., Kamin, T., Golob, U., Andor, M., Sommer, S., Nicita, A., Musolino, M, and  Mlinarič, M. (2021). New clean energy communities in polycentric settings: Four avenues for future research. Energy Research & Social Science 82, 102276.   
  • Kojonsaari, A.-R., and Palm, J. (2021). Distributed energy systems and energy communities under negotiation. Technology and Economics of Smart Grids and Sustainable Energy, 6, 17.   
  • Lazoroska, D., Palm, J. & Bergek, A. (2021). Perceptions of participation and the role of gender for the engagement in solar energy communities in Sweden. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 11(1), 1-12.   
  • Medved, P., Golob, U., and Kamin, T. (2023). Learning and diffusion of knowledge in clean energy communities. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 46, 100701. 

  • Palm, J. (2021). The transposition of energy communities into Swedish regulations: Overview and critique of emerging regulations, Energies 14, 4982.   
  • Palm, J. (2021). Exploring limited capacity in the grid: Actors, problems and solutions. Frontiers in Energy Research, 9:663769.   
  • Petrovics, D., Huitema, D., and Jordan, A. (2022). Polycentric energy governance: Under what conditions do energy communities scale? Environmental Policy and Governance, 1– 12.   
  • Petrovics, D., Huitema, D., Giezen, M., and Vis, B. (2024). Scaling mechanisms of energy communities: A comparison of 28 initiatives. Global Environmental Change, 84, 102780.

  • Wahlund, M., and Palm, J. (2022) The role of energy democracy and energy citizenship for participatory energy transitions: A comprehensive review. Energy Research and Social Science, 87, 102482,