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REMOTE – Renewable Energy Training and Demonstration Network for Remote Communities in the NPP Area - is a project funded under the Northern Periphery Programme (NPP), and has partners in Scotland (Inverness College, UHI), Ireland (Ryan Institute, NUI Galway), Sweden (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU), Norway (County Governor of Hordaland) and Finland (Joensuu Science Park Ltd., Karelia University of Applied Sciences and Finnish Forest Research Institute, METLA). They are developing products and services to increase and support local capacities within renewable energy solutions across northern Europe.
The REMOTE project aims to increase and support local capacities in renewable energy solutions across the NPP area. By building on the results of Northern Periphery Programme (NPP) Renewable Energy Cluster projects and networks, REMOTE will establish an unique International Network of Best Practise Demonstration Sites, and integrate it to a Training for Trainers Service. The sustaining network will support the capacity development of remote communities by providing technology demonstrations, business model examples, training, peer-to-peer support, and community mentoring. REMOTE also aims to stimulate investments on new demonstration sites, encourage their inclusion to the network, and support technology and knowledge transfer activities. Furthermore, in REMOTE, renewable energy tourism in northern periphery region will be developed and promoted. Building on the demonstration site network, project will establish a service “NPP Renewable Energy Tours”. This will include renewable energy demonstrations, training, innovative mobile guide applications for smart phones, and cultural programmes, for instance. The unique transnational service menu will have options for industry, decision-makers, community groups etc. Overall, REMOTE will strenghten and solidify the contacts of peripheral communities; it will support the long-term sustainability of the NPP products and services promoted within earlier NPP projects and REMOTE.