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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 740 GWdc, recognising solar’s central role in delivering for Europe’s security, economic, and climate goals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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13 April 2022

European energy security needs energy storage

Open letter calling on the European Commission to recognise energy storage’s crucial role for the security of energy supply in Europe.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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