SOLAR FOR ALL NEW and renovated BUILDINGS
IN THE EU!

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 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.

Campaign supporters

Why we love solar on our homes and buildings

"I installed solar on my home in 2012. I wanted a house that is very good for the environment. I think it's needed to create a better Earth for our children than we got from our parents."
Bendt Bendtsen
Former MEP (EPP) and Rapporteur on the Energy Perfomace
in Buildings Directive
"The benefits of solar energy is that I'm saving money with electricity bills and I can spend more time with my family having a little more money."
Andreea Bordea
Resident of Cartierul Solar Neighbourhood, Romania
"Thanks to solar panels, we have clean, cheap electricity which can cover more than 30% of our consumption. Solar is the optimal solution for my home."
Maroš Šefčovič
Vice President of the European Commission
for the Energy Union
"One of the things about the solar panels is that you can see them around the school. It's a visible reminder to the children that solar energy that can help to power their futures."
Helen Brown
Prinicipal, Le Verseau School, Brussels

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The price of solar 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 #Solar4Buildings

With #solar, EU households can save money on their electricity bills. 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 #Solar4Buildings

Installing #solar on all new and renovated buildings in the EU can save more than 4 million tonnes of CO2 each year! #Solar4Buildings

We need to take urgent action to fight climate change – installing solar on all new and renovated buildings in the EU makes perfect sense as it reduces CO2 emissions and lightens electricity bills for European households #Solar4Buildings

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 #Solar4Buildings

#Solar4Buildings

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