Press Releases

SolarPower Europe Press Releases Partner Press Releases

20 July 2022

EU solar set to save additional 4.6 BCM gas in 2022

As the European Commission launches its solidarity action to reduce gas consumption this winter, SolarPower Europe reveals the bloc is set to exceed even the highest projections of solar power generation in 2022. Around 39 GW of additional EU solar will be rolled-out before the end of the year, equivalent to 4.6 BCM of Russian gas.

Read more

13 July 2022

Key European Parliament Committee says Yes to 45% RES!

The European Parliament committee leading on the Renewable Energy Directive has adopted an EU-wide 45% renewables target for 2030, in line with SolarPower Europe’s ‘Yes to 45% RES!’ campaign.

Read more

13 July 2022

ITRE takes bold and necessary action to support innovative renewable energy technology

The renewable energy sector calls on EU Member States to support the creation of an installation target for innovative renewable energy in the Renewable Energy Directive.

Read more

4 July 2022

European Commission & renewables associations unite for a renewable reconstruction of Ukraine

Following a roundtable event discussion with EU Energy Commission Kadri Simson and Minister for Energy for Ukraine, German Galushchenko, European & Ukrainian renewables Associations issue joint statement on the renewable reconstruction of Ukraine.

Read more

29 June 2022

Q&A: Solar Industry prepares for EU Innovation Fund launch

Ahead of the 3rd large-scale Innovation Fund launch in Autumn, which includes a REPowerEU thematic window on clean energy manufacturing, SolarPower Europe hosted a workshop with DG CLIMA and the renewables community.

Read more

24 June 2022

SolarPower Europe partners with RenewAfrica and AFSIA

SolarPower Europe is partnering with RenewAfrica, and the Africa Solar Industry Association to deliver an investment summit for renewables in Africa.

Read more

9 June 2022

SolarPower Europe and NSEFI join forces for new solar deployment guidelines for India

Supported by the EU-India Clean Energy and Climate Partnership, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) and SolarPower Europe have jointly published landmark best practice guidelines for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of solar projects in India

Read more

31 May 2022

SolarPower Europe and Intersolar Europe take their partnership to the next level

Following more than a decade of fruitful partnership, SolarPower Europe and Intersolar Europe sign a new agreement to reaffirm their joint commitment to support Europe’s massive solar expansion

Read more

18 May 2022

Landmark EU Solar Strategy: SolarPower Europe Response

A new dawn for European solar as the European Commission substantially increases 2030 solar targets to 750 GWdc, recognising solar’s central role in delivering for Europe’s security, economic, and climate goals.

Read more

10 May 2022

World Installs a Record 168 GW of Solar Power in 2021, enters Solar Terawatt Age

SolarPower Europe’s flagship Global Market Outlook for Solar Power finds that, for the 9th consecutive year, global solar power has broken its annual installation record with 168 GW of new solar PV capacity in 2021. In 2022, global solar is expected to continue the decade-long record-breaking streak, installing more than 200 GW of solar for the first time.

Read more

5 May 2022

Five EU member states join call for 1 TW of European solar by 2030

Energy Ministers from Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Luxembourg, and Spain have signed a letter to the European Commission asking for higher EU solar ambition – including at least 1 TW EU solar by 2030.

Read more

2 May 2022

European Energy Sector calls on the EU to safeguard the benefits of the Internal Energy Market

Five European Energy Associations have co-signed a letter to the European Commission asking decision makers to avoid harmful short-term interventionist measures in the market.

Read more

1 April 2022

Solar Excellence Shines Through: Solar Diversity Champion Award 2022

At the conclusion of the SolarPower Summit 2022, participants took time to celebrate solar excellence through SolarPower Europe’s awards for outstanding contribution to the sector in the area of diversity and inclusion.

Read more

1 April 2022

Solar Excellence Shines Through: Solar Start-Up Award 2022

At the conclusion of the SolarPower Summit 2022, participants took time to celebrate solar excellence through SolarPower Europe’s awards for outstanding contribution to the sector in the area of innovation.

Read more

1 April 2022

Solar Excellence Shines Through: Solar Sustainability Award 2022

At the conclusion of the SolarPower Summit 2022, participants took time to celebrate solar excellence through SolarPower Europe’s awards for outstanding contribution to the sector in the area of sustainability.

Read more

31 March 2022

SolarPower Europe launch landmark solar deployment guidelines for sub-Saharan Africa

Supported by GET.invest, SolarPower Europe has launched best practice guidelines for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of solar projects in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more

31 March 2022

Eight Actions to Solar-Power EU Energy Independence: New Report

Raising Solar Ambition for the European Union's Energy Independence: SolarPower Europe's input paper to the upcoming EU Solar Strategy.

Read more

23 March 2022

SolarPower Europe calls on European Leaders for a coordinated EU response to energy prices and decisive renewable ambition

SolarPower Europe issues statement in response to the European Commission's 'Communication on security of supply and affordable energy prices'.

Read more

8 March 2022

RePower EU with Solar: The 1TW EU Solar Pathway for 2030

Following on from their ‘toolbox’ on high energy prices in 2021, today the European Commission set out a highly anticipated RePower EU Communication

Read more

4 March 2022

EU Commissioners Breton and Simson call for scale up of European Solar PV Industry

Major solar industry stakeholders gathered in Brussels, under the French EU Presidency, to set out how a renewed European PV industry can address the climate and energy security challenges that the continent is facing.

Read more

4 March 2022

European Parliament EPP Group endorse EU 45% renewable target for 2030

In line with the #Yesto45RES campaign, today the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament have endorsed a minimum 45% renewables target for the EU for 2030.

Read more

15 February 2022

SolarPower Europe calls for ambition following the European Parliament draft report on REDIII

Rapporteur on the amendment of the Renewables Energy Directive (REDIII), Markus Pieper MEP, has published the draft report with proposed amendments to the REDIII.

Read more

2 February 2022

The Italian clawback measures against renewables pose serious threats to the energy transition in Italy and Europe

We appreciate that the purpose of the Law Decree 04/2022 is to limit the negative impacts of rising energy prices, which is primarily due to the sharp increase of gas prices, on the Italian economy and energy consumers, and we support this intention.

Read more

21 December 2021

New EU subsidy regime for climate protection boosts solar

The new EU ‘state aid’ rules support projects for environmental protection, including climate protection and green energy generation. Now in line with the European Green Deal, the CEEAG prevents aid to fossil fuels...

Read more

7 December 2021

Yes to 45% RES! Scientists, cities, and renewable energy unite behind higher EU renewables target

In partnership with other renewable energy and city associations, with the endorsement of scientists, SolarPower Europe is calling to endorse a minimum 45% renewable target by 2030...

Read more

6 December 2021

SolarPower Europe launches industry-first Lifecycle Quality Best Practice Guidelines

The solar industry has experienced spectacular growth over the last decade. While the market takes advantage of this unprecedented opportunity for growth, the challenge is how to ensure the long-term quality...

Read more

23 November 2021

Europe’s residential battery storage fleet to grow over 400% by 2025

The forecast for household solar continues to look bright for coming years, with European solar & storage set to grow over 400%, from 3 GWh installed storage capacity in 2020 to 12.8 GWh in 2025.

Read more

19 November 2021

Post-COP26 the EU must increase its renewable energy target to meet the Paris Agreement goal

The conclusions from the summit highlight the need to accelerate the deployment of clean power generation, while countries made individual pledges that should result in an increase of 1.8 to 2.4°C of global warming

Read more

3 November 2021

EU Solar Jobs – potential to triple to 1.1 million in 2030

As leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26 to tackle the climate crisis, SolarPower Europe has published its ‘EU Solar Jobs Report 2021’.

Read more

28 October 2021

SolarPower Europe and Google launch #SolarWorks campaign, shining a light on growing solar job opportunities in Europe

Solar power is set to become Europe’s main source of energy before the end of the decade.

Read more

26 October 2021

SolarPower Europe and SAPVIA launch South Africa edition of Operation and Maintenance Best Practice Guidelines

This week SolarPower Europe, together with the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), have launched Operation & Maintenance (O&M) Best Practice Guidelines. The report builds on SolarPower Europe’s European O&M Best Practice Guidelines (v.4.0) and adapts key recommendations to the South African context.

Read more

22 October 2021

EU leaders call on the European Investment Bank to accelerate the energy transition

The Council conclusions follow a joint letter, from European energy-intensive industries to leaders, calling for policy measures to support industry access to renewable energy.

Read more

14 October 2021

European Commission endorses corporate renewable PPAs as part of the answer to surging energy prices

Renewables are central to delivering Europe’s energy and climate ambition – reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030.

Read more

13 October 2021

Accelerate solar deployment to tackle rising electricity prices

During a press conference outlining the details of the toolbox Commissioner Kadri Simson also noted the need to develop energy storage capacity to support the increasing role of renewables.

Read more

12 October 2021

«SolarMarket» opens – first BIPV installation on heritage building in Brussels

The SolarMarket is the largest social-urban BIPV installation in Europe, generating the equivalent electricity consumption of 703 households, and saving 754 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.

Read more

8 October 2021

Turning point for the industry: the solar sector calls for acceleration of PV manufacturing in Europe

At the return of Intersolar this week, key representatives of the solar industry gathered for SolarPower Europe’s 5th High Level Industrial Forum.

Read more

7 October 2021

SolarPower Europe and IRENA Strengthen Coordinated Actions in the Solar Industry

SolarPower Europe and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) are strengthening their cooperation by signing a partnership agreement.

Read more

21 July 2021

Solar continues to break installation records, on track for Terawatt scale by 2022

The Global Market Outlook is the flagship publication of SolarPower Europe. Produced inhouse by SolarPower Europe’s market intelligence team and with the support of its members and the Global Solar Council

Read more

15 July 2021

Fit for a Solar Future: Commission climate package is landmark achievement but more ambition is possible

During a press conference at the Brussels headquarters of the Commission, President Ursula von der Leyen, Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans, and top commissioners revealed the proposal to increase Europe’s 2030 renewable energy target from 32% to 40% of Europe’s final energy demand.

Read more

5 July 2021

European Associations call for an ambitious Simplification Decree in Italy to speed up the deployment of renewables

SolarPower Europe, WindEurope,ANEV, ANIE Rinnovabili, Elettricità Futura and Italia Solare have called on the Italian Government to adopt an ambitious Simplification Decree to speed up the deployment of renewables in the country.

Read more
Interested in becoming a member?

Have a look at the membership pages to find out all about your benefits

Why become a member?