This is an exciting time for solar – but big challenges remain. But we must deploy much more solar to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement and limit dangerous global warming to 1.5 C. In 2021, the world generated more power from coal than ever, it is clear that we must ramp up.
At the same time,Europe is currently experiencing skyrocketing energy prices, driven primarily by extremely high global gas prices. The current electricity price hike is a wake-up call that we must fast-track the transition to 100% renewable electricity systems. As the lowest cost and most versatile energy source, today solar is already insulating millions of Europeans from price shocks.
Solar is coming to the fore as the solution to some of our most pressing issue; from the urgent climate crisis to the sweeping energy prices. The question is: how can we speed up and take solar to the next level?
The answers will be debated by European Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson, leading industry and policymakers at the SolarPower Summit on 31st March in Brussels. The event tackles the most important topics for the solar sector from project permitting, manufacturing, to the European Commission’s Fit for 55 Package and upcoming EU Solar Strategy.
The SolarPower Summit will also host the SolarPower Europe Awards. Applications are open for three different awards: European Solar Diversity Champion, Solar Sustainability and Solar Startup Award. The Winners will be announced at the SolarPower Summit in March, recognising companies that are leading the solar sector in innovation, sustainability and diversity. Read an interview with the winner of the Startup Award 2021, here.
That’s not all; the SolarPower Summit is hosting the Terawatt Celebration Party at the renowned art nouveau Comics Art Museum in Brussels. Join us for an evening of solar festivities and a few surprises!
We look forward to seeing you in person at the SolarPower Summit 2022 – together, let’s take solar to the next level!