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POLIS Guidelines, based on the experiences of the pilot actions in Lisbon, Lyon, Malmö, Munich, Paris and Vitoria-Gasteiz

Based on experience gathered during the pilot actions in the cities of Lisbon, Lyon, Malmö, Munich, Paris and Vitoria-Gasteiz, guidelines were developed to support the adaptation of urban planning procedures with the aim of boosting solar energy in other cities and towns. The POLIS partners have identified a total of ten guidelines necessary to implement a coherent planning policy in favour of solar energy. They address how to identify and mobilise the solar potential, optimise solar urban planning processes, and adapt local policies and legislation. Each of the ten guidelines (covering the entire process from data collection to policy development and legislation) will help replicate these successful experiences in other cities, benefitting from the lessons learned in practice.

The document is available in different languages :
English version
French version
German version
Spanish version

In order to know more about the legal and technical framework of each country of city partner, you can download the corresponding country conditions sheet :

Solar Urban Planning Manual

This document is a compilation of several best practices and success cases of projects and ideas implemented in the participating countries. The cases are presented in the most diverse areas, from targets definition, to legal framework and policies, mobilization of solar potential and active implementation of urban planning measures involving the relevant stakeholders through the all process.

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English version
German version
Spanish version
Portuguese version
French version
Swedish version

Conditions and Strategies in POLIS Cities

This document is an overview of current conditions in POLIS cities, in terms of urban and building structures, energy supply and consumption, and existing actions and practices regarding solar energy.

Long-term Solar Targets of POLIS Cities

This document report gives an overview of POLIS cities targets related to CO2 emissions reduction and promotion of renewables, with particular emphasis on those specifically related with solar energy (passive and active).

Action plans of Polis Cities

This report presents the solar Action Plans of POLIS developed by Local Working Groups composed by municipalities and technical partners of the project based on information about the existing local background (see report “Conditions and Strategies in POLIS Cities”).

Fact sheets of Pilot Actions

Within the solar Action Plans developed by POLIS Cities, more than 60 short-term measures have been identified to support the upgrade of solar energy at urban level. Of these, some measures have been identified as priority “Pilot Actions” and will be implemented within POLIS project. In this report a compilation of POLIS Cities Pilot Actions is presented.

Report of the Pilot Actions - Process and Results - august 2012

The development and the realization of the pilot actions is a central part of the POLIS-project and totally 19 pilot actions are reported in the 6 cities.. In this report a compilation of POLIS Cities Pilot Actions is presented. The result can be used for creating knowledge regarding possible use of solar energy for the public as well as cities, regions and countries espectively as well as input for target settings for planners and politicians.

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