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Leading the Energy Transition

SolarPower Europe is the award-winning link between policymakers and the solar PV value chain. Our mission is to ensure solar becomes Europe’s leading energy source by 2030.

SolarPower Europe, the premier association for the European solar PV sector, unites 300+ organizations. Collaborating with members, we shape regulations and business landscapes for solar’s growth.

Our dedicated policy experts lead focused workstreams, addressing key issues and influencing legislation. Based in Brussels, we build strong relationships, ensuring solar’s pivotal role in the European energy transition.

As co-founders of the RE-Source Platform, Renewable Hydrogen Coalition, and the European Solar Initiative, we actively engage in EU and international projects, fostering partnerships with 40+ organizations globally.

SolarPower Europe’s top analysts provide market intelligence through reports like the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power and EU Solar Jobs Report. Our events, including the SolarPower Summit and RE-Source, bring policymakers and stakeholders together for networking and business opportunities.

"Our vision is to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable, secure and inclusive energy system in order to reach climate neutrality in the EU well before 2050."

#1 Energy & Climate Association
6 Association awards
+300 Members
+40 Countries
About SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe represents 319 companies and organisations across the entire solar value chain. 88% of our members are European headquartered companies.

As many other trade associations, SolarPower Europe has international representation amongst its membership. 12% of our members are international, including 7% Chinese and 5% others.

12.6% of SolarPower Europe’s revenue comes from Chinese companies.

Under our membership structure, international members have 19% voting share, including 14% vote share for Chinese companies. In all our votes, the majority rules.

All of SolarPower Europe’s political positions are ultimately approved by our Board, where 14 out of 15 of our Board members represent European-headquartered companies. More information about our Board members here. 

Our statutes are available here.
Last updated: December 2023
Objectives
1

Successfully advocating solar energy solutions to European policymakers and influencing at national level helping deliver the enabling environment to maximise solar power growth in Europe.

2

Producing thought-leading energy market analyses to support our members’ business objectives and promote solar power to policymakers and the wider energy sector.

3

Actively engaging the finance community to ensuring solar-based energy solutions have the right access to financing and funding across Europe.

4

Effectively and consistently communicating the benefits of solar power across Europe, and globally, through all relevant communication channels to make sure our key arguments gain traction with our stakeholders and the media.

5

Efficiently coordinating business opportunities for our members by facilitating their attendance at the best networking and business development platforms in Europe and beyond.

6

Fully supporting the EU Green Deal objective of Climate Neutrality and a Net Zero economy in Europe with a commitment to work toward a 100% renewable, fossil-free energy system, by 2040.

Meet the SolarPower Europe team

Get to know the SolarPower Europe team working to transform the European energy system.

Our values
Responsibility

To members, to colleagues, and to deliver on SolarPower Europe’s objectives.

Creativity

Bringing the most creative solutions to society’s current and future energy challenges.

Dynamism

Embracing flexibility to work seamlessly on diverse topics and issues, building transferable skills to meet the needs of SolarPower Europe’s membership.

Enthusiasm

Passionately delivering for our members and for solar growth, while enthusiastically going the extra mile to achieve our objectives.

Respect

Embracing the needs of our members and our colleagues, underpinned by our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Sustainability

Embedding sustainable practices across the full range of our operations and activities.

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