Insertion of people in situation of social vulnerability in the renewable energy and self-consumption labour market
In the coming years, the number of renewable energy installations will increase substantially, in order to achieve a decarbonisation energy system. This will require an increasing number of workers, in particular from medium and low self-consumption power plants.
On the other hand, there are people with severe difficulties in entering the labour market, in particular those at risk of social exclusion who, in many cases, are affected by energy poverty. This good practice consists of integrating people at risk of social exclusion into the renewable energy labour market. The promoters of this action are the non-profit renewable energy company ECOOO, and the insertion companies Amoverse and El Zaguán. These companies have created a temporary union of companies to provide ECOOO service, which provides its experience in the solar energy sector and the installation of self-consumption. The objective of the temporary union is to provide a service of a photovoltaic self-consumption installation in order for the people hired to broaden their professional profile with quality training in a growing sector and with great possibilities of insertion in the ordinary market. For its part, ECOOO is committed to carrying out qualified marketing and supervision. The 3 organisations seek the formation of a more just society, promoting the energy transition towards a sustainable and decentralised energy model and generating qualified technical employment for people in situations of vulnerability

Resources needed

3 people are needed for the management of this project.

Evidence of success

This GP has led to the creation of the first company of photovoltaic installers, for the development of businesses that allow the hiring of people in vulnerable situations with a view to their professional training and their insertion in the ordinary market.
-Nº of persons participating: 6
-6 photovoltaic installations in single family homes.
-High degree of customer satisfaction both in terms of the quality of the installation and for the humane treatment of the team members.

Difficulties encountered

Training from scratch of people who had not had access until now to a regulated job or contact with photovoltaics beyond a theoretical and practical course.
The business start-up of this activity within the legal-technical framework of an insertion company without experience in this type of work.

Potential for learning or transfer

As can be seen from the EPOV indicators, energy poverty is a phenomenon that affects all European countries, to a greater or lesser extent. In addition, renewable energies and the need to integrate all citizens (including vulnerable groups) is a priority of EU energy policy, which will necessarily have to be reflected in the regulations and strategies of the different countries and regions.

Therefore, the transfer potential of this good practice is very high.

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Main institution
Comunidad de Madrid, Spain (España)
Start Date
June 2020
End Date


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Ruth Borrego Andrade

Regional Government of Andalucia