On 6th November, SolarPower Europe launched ‘Solar Electrification: solutions for a decarbonised energy system’. The report illustrates the multifaceted benefits of solar-based electrification, revealing the potential of solar electricity to power transport, agriculture, smart buildings, and difficult-to-decarbonise industries.
In just a couple of years, solar has become the most affordable clean energy technology, and this report examines how to harness this power to accelerate the European Green Deal, ensuring a just transition for all citizens while increasing the competitiveness of key sectors of the economy, such as electric mobility and agriculture. Solar electricity can become the bedrock upon which the EU’s ambitious climate strategy can be accomplished – all while boosting regional economies and creating local and highly-skilled green jobs.
Fully decarbonised electrification is key to a cost-effective, long-term climate strategy and solar offers the solutions needed to achieve climate neutrality. Solar is unique in the way that it empowers consumers, creates jobs, and contributes to European industrial competitiveness both through direct electrification, or indirectly through the production of renewable hydrogen.
The report ‘Solar Electrification: solutions for a decarbonised energy system’ is a product of SolarPower Europe’s Solar Electrification Task Force.