Digitalisation is changing the energy world from today into tomorrow. The European energy transition and the digital transition will go hand in hand – and policymakers must think smart and provide solutions for a fully flexible energy system based on zero marginal cost solar power.
Digital solutions are already contributing to a sustainable energy system and will be crucial for the success of the European energy transition as it empowers citizens and offers them new ways of selling, controlling, and gaining revenue from solar smart installations. Digitalisation also contributes to the successful integration of all sectors of the economy, providing solar companies with a whole new world to explore.
The Digitalisation workstream
The aim of the Digitalisation Workstream is to ensure that the solar sector in Europe takes the opportunities arising from the digitalisation of the energy system. This means promoting data-driven solutions to integrate solar, storage, and other DER devices into the electricity system and unlocking their flexibility potential. At the same time, it means ensuring high levels of cyber security in the face of increasing reliance on data.
SolarPower Europe members in the workstream contribute to solar deployment by supporting the design, development, construction and maintenance of solar power plants.
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"Digitalisation will bring the energy transition into a new dynamic. Smart metering, secure communication and customer-oriented services will shape the future of the energy market."
Our major accomplishments
Our major accomplishments
- The Workstream contributed to the Cyber Resilience Act, which aims at increasing the cyber security of software and hardware products with digital elements.
- Workstream members contribute to the European Commission’s Smart Grids Task Force, on expert groups on data interoperability and cybersecurity.
Interview with Eric Quiring, chair of the Digitalisation Workstream
On the way to a decarbonized energy world, the level of digitalisation will be the unique selling point. Solar energy as the major pillar of the new energy world has the capabilities and therefor the responsibility for the system.Read the interview
Digitalisation & Solar in Emerging Markets
This joint report from SolarPower Europe's Emerging Markets Task Force and Digitalisation & Solar Task Force focuses on the convergence of digital technology and solar in the context of emerging markets globally.
When Solar Policy Went Digital Report
This report looks specifically at how policymakers and regulators from across Europe can and are encouraging innovative digital business models in the solar PV ecosystem.