EU Solar Strategy
The European Commission has launched a public consultation on solar energy in the EU, as part of the preparation of a new strategy on solar energy, due for publication later this year.
With the objective of increasing the EU’s share of renewable energy to 40% by 2030, as laid out in the most recent revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, the Commission is looking for the best course of action to achieve the required increase in solar energy capacity, namely Solar Thermal (ST), Photovoltaics (PV), and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).
The consultation is open now and it will run until 12 April 2022. The consultation is available in all 24 EU languages.
The report which is planned to be launched by the European Commission in June 2022 will be a key document for the years to come, as it will inform future solar energy policies. As such, we strongly encourage our members and other solar thermal actors to respond to the consultation. Solar Heat Europe’s members can reach out to the Secretariat for support in the process of contributing to the key initiative.
Energising Europe with Solar Heat – A Solar Thermal Roadmap for Europe
While giving input to the public consultation on Solar Energy, Solar Heat Europe will also be launching a broader process to develop an overarching Solar Thermal Roadmap for Europe. Its aim is to highlight the benefits of solar thermal, set targets for the sector, improve the business environment for a competitive solar industry, and remove barriers to the uptake of solar thermal technologies.
In order to ensure reliable and up to date data and forecasts, Solar Heat Europe is working in close cooperation with its members and stakeholders in order to develop the roadmap meant to showcase solar thermal’s contribution to the energy transition by 2030 and 2050.
The roadmap is currently open to be co-signed and advocated for by our partners and the final document will be launched during Solar Heat Europe’s 30-Year anniversary celebration in June 2022.