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 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.

Campaign supporters

"Why I support #Solar4Buildings"

"We need to accelerate the transition to renewable and decentralised energy in Europe."
"I am signing the petition because renewable energies have a direct impact on reducing CO2 emissions, global warming and a better use of resources for local economy."
"I believe that it should be every responsibility of a new or old building to help decrease the need for power plant."
"Cleaner energy benefits all."
"The roofs must be used! Solar on rooftops is the easiest method to use renewable energy."
"Using rooftops for solar is the most obvious and environmentally friendly solution."
"As a parent and teacher, I am interested in the sustainability of our resources for future generations to prosper and enjoy."
"The future is at stake - all governments need to change course to renewables ASAP."

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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 #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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