Trade bodies call for 'robust' policies, international cooperation to quicken solar installs

May 13, 2022 07:25 PM ET
  • The global solar community has actually required "robust and also fast policies" alongside improved international cooperation to increase PV deployment and also the energy transition.
Trade bodies call for 'robust' policies, international cooperation to quicken solar installs
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In a joint declaration, released today to coincide with Intersolar Europe, 18 solar industry associations said an additional 1.8 TW of solar needs to be installed by 2026.

With the appropriate ambition, policymakers along with the sector "can provide this massive financial opportunity" for nations, businesses and also residents globally, stated the trade bodies, consisting of the Global Solar Council, SolarPower Europe (SPE) and a host of international associations.

" We stand all set to place our shoulders to the wheel to massively boost the worldwide solar release," reads their joint declaration, which can be read here.

The associations said that 3 crises-- the climate crisis, the economic decline triggered by COVID-19 as well as the consequences of Russia's invasion of Ukraine-- have actually motivated lots of around the world to see energy options in a stark new light.

They included: "Solar energy offers solutions for countries around the globe to minimize carbon emissions, reinforce energy safety, while developing work as well as economic value."

The declaration comes after SPE revealed previously this week that global installed solar capacity has actually simply passed the 1TW milestone after a record 168GW of PV was included 2021. The association forecasts that greater than 200GW will certainly be installed worldwide this year.

In Europe, deployment looks readied to be boosted by the European Union's REPowerEU plan, a draft of which has been seen by PV Tech. It includes a target for the bloc to reach 300GW of mounted solar by 2028.

Earlier this month, the energy priests of 5 EU participant states-- Austria, Belgium, Lithuania, Luxembourg and also Spain-- prompted the bloc to set higher solar deployment targets, calling for 1TW by 2030.

"Every photovoltaic or pv panel decreases promptly and also straight our energy dependence from Russia," the preachers said in a joint letter sent out to EU's climate policy principal Frans Timmermans and also the European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson.

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