SOLAR FOR ALL NEW and renovated BUILDINGS
We need solar to be installed on all new and renovated buildings in the EU to help fight climate change
Why it makes perfect sense:
- Installing solar on all new and renovated buildings in the EU can save more than 4 million tonnes of CO2 each year.
- European households can save money on their electricity bills and have access to reliable and clean energy – that makes for a greener future. In Germany, a typical four-person family household with an average annual electricity consumption of 3,600 kWh could save almost €500 each year, if equipped with an average size rooftop system.
The price of solar panels has dropped by more than 96% since 2000, making it affordable for everyone. Whether you own or rent your home, or you are a landlord, investing in solar is low-cost, with an estimated payback time of around 10 years and a warranted lifespan of up to 30 years. Today, you can buy a small-scale solar system to produce clean electricity for you and your family’s needs for far less than a long-distance holiday with kids.
Despite these facts, buildings are still regularly being constructed without solar. In the EU, more than 90% of roofs go unused, when they could help mitigate climate change by having solar installed on them.
As we face a climate emergency, can we really afford to miss this opportunity?
Solar on buildings
In the city of Tübingen, Germany, it is obligatory to install solar on all new houses and commercial buildings. “Solar is cheap, very economical and a good way to take climate action,” says Bernd Schott, Environment and Climate Protection Officer.
Why we love solar on our homes and buildings
Support our campaign for solar to be installed
on all new and renovated buildings
in the EU!