2019 was the strongest growth year for solar in Europe since 2010, with more new solar capacity added this year than any other power generation
Solar and storage are a perfect partnership. Storage extends solar’s power beyond the time the sun is in the sky, allowing energy producers to use solar 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This opens up a whole new world of opportunities for solar, allowing solar technologies to be used to their full potential.
Self-consumption will be the driver for solar demand in the European Union; small-scale electric storage solutions will have a crucial role in expanding on-site consumption. At the same time, utility-scale battery storage will be increasingly used in providing additional services for stabilising the grid when using large amounts of flexible solar power. Moreover, solar and storage is the key to enabling a renewable baseload, while also reducing costs for networks. This will also lead to stable electricity prices and the empowerment of consumers and businesses.
With the increasing cost-competitiveness of solar-plus-storage solutions, more European citizens will have access to the clean energy power of these technologies. We will undoubtedly see an important increase in energy prosumers – citizens that both produce and consume their own energy – as solar and storage offer opportunities to decrease European citizen’s energy bill while increasing predictability of their energy supply. Solar and storage will be at the core of the new energy system.
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In order to unlock the full potential of Solar and Storage, the proper policy and regulatory framework must be put in place. The Solar and Storage Workstream aims to monitor and support the transposition of the clean energy package into member states’ national legislative frameworks, with the goal of ensuring a favorable regulatory landscape that enables new business opportunities for Solar & Storage.
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