The EU pushes hard for Solar Panel Installation for Commercial and Public Buildings
By 2030, renewable energy will be half of the EU’s usage...
The rebuilding of the European solar manufacturing industry and the acceleration of solar energy is a top priority within the EU. There is a newly developed bloc strategy that will end the EU’s reliance on Russian fossil fuels by 2030. 40% or more of the gas from Russia is used throughout Europe.
By 2030, renewable energy will be half of the EU’s usage. This would cost a lot of euros, but much of the money is actually recompensated through the lack of imported fuel.
Also, the EU has introduced multiple measures they’re taking to get into the transition as fast as possible. They have gone from doubling the rate of deployment of heat pumps to establishing some key areas for renewables. There has also been the introduction of the “solar rooftop initiative” which makes it mandatory to install solar panels on all new commercial and public buildings by 2029.
“There is a double urgency to transform Europe’s energy system: ending the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels, which are used as an economic and political weapon and cost European taxpayers nearly €100 billion per year, and tackling the climate crisis.”
European Commission said.
The European Union aims to bring online over 320 GW of solar photovoltaic energy by 2025 and almost 600 GW by 2030. In 2020, solar energy had delivered nearly 5% of the total EU electricity generation. To meet its target, the EU is pumping up its rooftop initiative and according to some experts, rooftop PV could bring in nearly 25% of the EU’s electricity consumption.
There will also be a needed limit to the length of permitting for rooftop solar installations which would include large ones being a maximum of three months. This is something which can happen this year. The solar rooftops will be compulsory for the new buildings by 2027. Residential buildings will also witness the shift more towards 2029.
Saving energy is just as important as creating efficient energy. The EU wants to raise its current target from 9% to 13% by 2030. Some governments within the EU have been flaunting incentives such as reduced taxes on energy-efficient heating systems and building insulations.
“Solar electricity and heat are key for phasing out EU’s dependence on Russian natural gas. Large-scale deployment of PVs will reduce our reliance on natural gas used to produce power. Rooftops have been the place for most of the solar energy deployment so far, but the huge untapped potential remains.”
European Commission said.