EU solar installs beat record in 2021 as well as growth proceeds

Dec 30, 2021 03:51 PM ET
  • A brand-new report by SolarPower Europe reveals 2021 was the very best year for solar installations in the EU with a record-breaking 25.9 GW of solar (PV) capacity connected to the grid.
EU solar installs beat record in 2021 as well as growth proceeds
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This is a 34% year-on-year jump.

The EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2021-2025 report, released earlier this month, predicts that the development will certainly continue. By 2025, the EU will certainly get to a collective PV capacity of 327.6 GW, doubling from 164.9 GW today, under the most likely Medium Scenario in the report. By 2030, the projection is for an overall capacity of 672 GW.

In 2021, Germany continued to be the leading solar market in the EU with anticipated installments of 5.3 GW for an 8% on-the-year increase. The leader in installations per capita is the Netherlands with 765 W/capita, a jump of 42% from 2020.

"To take one of the most economical course for EU climate nonpartisanship in 2050, we need a minimum 45% renewables target for 2030. If all various other EU countries comply with the very same degree of passion as Germany, Europe would certainly currently be readied to attain the 870 GW of solar that would fulfil the required 45% target by 2030," stated SolarPower Europe chief executive officer Walburga Hemetsberger.

SolarPower Europe also reviewed EU participant states' National Energy as well as Climate Plans (NECPs) and ended that all would certainly reach their solar objectives by 2030 or earlier. Estonia and also Latvia have really satisfied their targets, and also Poland, Ireland, as well as Sweden will certainly do so next year.

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