How solar power is shielding Europeans from the energy crisis
Driven by the extremely high global gas prices and exacerbated by the Russian war in Ukraine, Europe is in the midst of a serious energy crisis causing price shocks for most Europeans.
There is a ray of light.
Today, solar is shielding millions of Europeans from volatile energy bills. Hear real stories of how solar is helping families, farmers, schools, and businesses through the energy crisis. Our new communications campaign #SolarSaves demonstrates how solar not only help save money but also ensures energy security and spark hopes for a brighter, greener future.
How Europeans are saving with solar
Hear why Europeans from families, farmers and factories are installing solar in numbers never seen before and how much they are saving on electricity bills.
Filip Koprčina, a young entrepreneur from Croatia, shares his experience of having solar on his family home and how it is helping them navigate the energy crisis.
We had a chat with Boyan Vassilev, a psychologist with the Health and Social Development Foundation in Bulgaria. He shared his experiences of installing a 6kW rooftop system in a community centre in Sofia.
We spoke with Maria Benquerenca, Energy Communities Director, and Michael Wilkinson, Head of Corporate Communications & PR, from Cleanwatts. They shared Cleanwatt’s experience of developing Portugal’s first renewable energy community.
We spoke with Michael Aigner who installed balcony solar on his apartment balcony in Berlin.
We spoke with György Balogh, a client of GÁTIBA Solar, a solar energy equipment supplier in Budapest, Hungary. He shared his experiences of installing 14 solar panels on his home.
We spoke with John Murphy, an Irish farmer from Co. Cork, Ireland. He shared his experiences of installing 32 solar panels with a 6 kW inverter on his farm.
We spoke with Birgit Coninx, Secretary-General at ASTER. ASTER is a cooperative society of social housing providers, and an initative from Flemish social housing sector. Its goal is investing in sustainable social living. Birgit discussed ASTER's work and the positive effects that solar panels are already providing for social tenants.
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Fact & Figures
Top 10 EU countries solar capacity per capita
When it comes to solar power per capita, the Netherlands ranks first, reaching the remarkable milestone of more than 1,000 watt per inhabitant in 2022, 28% up from 2021.
Annual rooftop and utility scale installations in the EU
Both the rooftop and the utility-scale segments grew significantly with the increase of the total annual market in 2022.