EU Market Outlook for Solar Power 2021-2025 released by SolarPower Europe shows that, by the end of 2021, the EU's solar power generation fleet reached 164.9 GW. Aristotelis Chantavas, President of the industry group said with the right policy support, the EU could top 1,000 GW by 2030.
However, the recent Russia-Ukraine conflict and energy crisis have triggered a European quest to lower dependence on gas from Russia and faster deployment of renewable energy. At the Solar Power Summit 2022, European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson said the European Commission is drafting a detailed plan to cut reliance on Russian gas, including by speeding up clean energy transition.
The European Commission has proposed on May 18th to increase the EU's renewable energy target for 2030 as part of plans due the end of the month, which also include faster permitting rules for new projects and a solar strategy that could make rooftop solar mandatory for all new buildings.
In fact, the European Commission last year already proposed raising the EU's renewable energy target to 40% by 2030, up from 32% currently. The proposal was part of a package of climate legislation tabled in July, which aims to reduce the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% before the end of the decade.
In the European Parliament, there is already strong support for increasing the renewables target to 45% by 2030. And there are also moves among some EU governments to support increased ambition on renewables.
In this session, we aim to gather industry figures from all links to shed a light on the efforts from their sides to speed up the installations in European area and probably provide more feasible solutions for future sustainable development, including:
Ø Development outlook in the next few years
Ø Major possible changes in different application scenarios
Ø More feasibility to discover
Join us at 10:00-11:30 AM, June 23, 2022 CEST to hear some practical sharing from these experts, they are:
Luis Contreras, Managing Director at Yingli Solar Europe
Mr. Contreras is an industrial engineer, master in renewable energy and electricity market (EOI) and Executive MBA (IE). More than 16 years of professional career in the renewable energies field. Linked to Yingli Solar for the last 12 years, a long stage in which he has developed positions of Technical Director and Managing Director for Europe.
Daniel Tipping, Solar Analyst at Wood Mackenzie
Mr. Tipping is a Solar Analyst in the Energy Transition Practice at Wood Mackenzie focusing on European PV markets and C&I PPA trends. Prior to joining Wood Mackenzie, Daniel worked as an Oil Analyst for a consulting firm in London, helping forecast country-level oil demand and supply balances, along with wind turbine vessel dynamics. Daniel graduated from the University of Bristol with a first class master’s degree in Civil Engineering, where he specialised in solar and renewable energy technologies.
Robin N Mota Dawson, Managing Director of Ideematec Spain
Mr. Dawson has rich experience in solar project development, and consulting services in the renewable energy sector. Dawson has served as the Managing Director of South Europe & Latam, and has specialized in commercial rooftop development.