ABOUT US

We are a
member-led association

SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system.

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“Our vision is to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable and inclusive energy system.”

Dr. James Watson
Chief Executive Officer, SolarPowerEurope

Objectives

Successfully positioning solar-based energy solutions with policymakers at the European level and through national level influence so that an enabling environment is delivered for solar power growth in Europe.

Producing thought leading energy market analysis that supports the business objectives of our members and promotes solar power to policymakers and the energy sector.
Ensuring that solar-based energy solutions have access to financing and funding across Europe, through communication and exchange with the finance community.
Effectively communicating the benefits of solar power through all relevant communication channels, with consistent messages across Europe and globally, so that our key arguments gain traction in both the media and with stakeholders.
Effective coordination of business opportunities for members through supporting the attendance of members at the best networking and business development platforms in Europe and beyond.

Our values

  • Responsibility to the members, to colleagues and for delivering the objectives of SolarPower Europe
  • Creativity bringing the most creative solutions to the energy challenges faced by society today
  • Dynamism embracing flexibility to work seamlessly on different topics and issues,
    building transferable skills to meet the needs of SolarPower Europes membership
  • Enthusiasm delivering work outcomes above and beyond the expected call of duty
    through enthusiastically going the extra mile to achieve objectives
  • Respect for the needs of members, colleagues and for cultural diversity

Our achievements

August 2018

The European Commission ends the five year long trade measures on solar panels and cells. SolarPower Europe called for the removal of the trade duties in 2015.

August 2018
March 2018

New cooperation agreement to power Europe’s energy future announced in collaboration with the European Association for Electrical Contractors (AIE)

March 2018
February 2018

Best Provision of Industry Information and Intelligence at the European Associations Awards

February 2018
January 2018

Named world #1 energy and climate association by independent non-profit InfluenceMap

January 2018
October 2017

Co-launched the RE-Source Platform

October 2017
April 2017

Passed 200 member milestone

April 2017
March 2017

Christian Westermeier elected President

March 2017
February 2017

Best Event at the European Association Awards

February 2017
August 2016

Passed the 150 member milestone

August 2016
May 2016

Celebrated 100GW Solar Power Installed in Europe

May 2016
March 2016

First association to call for a 35% renewable energy target in Europe
(up from 27%)

March 2016
December 2015

Co-launched Global Solar Council at COP21

December 2015
May 2015


On our 30thBirthday EPIA rebrands and SolarPower Europe is born

May 2015
April 2015

Shifted our trade position and called for free
and fair trade between Europe and China

April 2015
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