EU: 100% installation of solar energy systems on new public buildings

The EU will announce next week a plan to “digitize the energy system” and invest 565 billion euros ($556 billion) in infrastructure by the end of 2030, hoping to boost renewable energy and end reliance on Russian fossil fuels

Program content:

  1. Installing solar panels on the roofs of all commercial and public buildings in the EU region by 2027.
  2. Installing solar panels on all new residential roofs in the EU by 2029.
  3. Installing 10 million heat pumps in the next 5 years.
  4. Guarantee that 30 million zero-emission vehicles are on the road by the end of 2030.

The plan  mentions the EU’s commitment to promote mechanisms for sharing electricity data from 2024 onwards and to improve the flexibility of the EU energy market, for example by allowing solar panels and electric vehicles to reconnect electricity data to the network.

In its plan, the EU says that the Russian-Ukrainian conflict and current high energy prices will only increase the need and speed of EU action in creating a digital energy system that guarantees independence and security of strategic sovereignty over Russian fossil fuel imports.

The Vice-President of the European Commission proposed “the need to separate Europe from natural gas as soon as possible to protect citizens from the impact of high energy prices”, the European Photovoltaic Association thus proposed the need to pay more attention to solar energy, raising the cumulative installed capacity of photovoltaic in the EU in 2030 is expected to 1TW.

By the end of 2021, the EU PV cumulative installed capacity of 165GW. according to SolarPowerEurope published “European PV market outlook 2021-2025”, the EU PV installed capacity in 2030 will reach 672GW, translating into the next 9 years an average of 56.3GW of new installations.

This time the target is raised to 1TW, the average annual new installation will reach 92.8GW, which is expected to be revised upward by 65%.

SPE proposes a roadmap for the EU to achieve the 1TW PV installation target by 2030, and proposes four policy requirements:

EU roof-top PV installation and ground-mounted PV plant trends for the next five years

  1. mandatory installation of PV in new buildings, ban on the use of fossil fuel boilers and substantial investment to increase the development of rooftop PV.On December 15, 2022, Japan’s Tokyo Metropolitan Government already requires new homes to be equipped with solar panels.And, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will implement a system from FY2024 to purchase electricity generated by photovoltaic modules set on the roofs of factories or warehouses by companies at a high price. It is understood that the model to adopt a fixed price acquisition system (FIT), the purchase price is expected to be 2 to 3 percent higher than the acquisition of ground PV power prices.WinSeven SOLAR can provide affordable, Class A solar panels
  2. stop charging grid connection fees, requiring member states to determine the appropriate PV site.with dedicated CEF-E, RRF funds to support smart solar and hybrid projects.
  3. provide 1 billion euros in support to accelerate the deployment of EU PV manufacturing capacity.

SolarPower Europe believes that with the right framework, 1 TW of installed solar capacity can be achieved in Europe by 2030: “Year after year, solar deployment in Europe has exceeded expectations and succeeded in some of the most difficult market conditions. We call on the European Commission to recognize the true power of solar energy and set the ambition needed to achieve our climate and security goals.”