We spearhead award-winning initiatives on the most critical issues confronting Europe’s solar industry today. Our programs and initiatives seek to educate and raise awareness about a range of issues vital to the advancement of our technology.
We are committed to forming strong alliances with a diverse range of stakeholders in order to accelerate Europe’s energy transition – with solar at the forefront.
The building sector is generally responsible for 36% of the CO2 emissions within the European Union. We will greatly minimize this by installing solar panels on all current and renovated buildings.
However, over 90% of roofs remain unutilized, despite the fact that they could help offset climate change by installing solar. Through this initiative, we are advocating for the inclusion of a provision for solar installation on all current and renovated buildings in EU legislation.
Choosing Renewable Hydrogen
Eight industry leaders, including European Photovoltaics Business Development, have unveiled “Choose Renewable Hydrogen,” a collaborative initiative emphasizing the critical role of renewables in ensuring a sensible financial recovery, in line with the motivations of the European Green Deal.
The signatories urged the European Commission to consider the best choices options possible for Europe’s ongoing energy system implementation and hydrogen strategy, maximizing the ability of renewable energy to decarbonize the continent completely.
With that, we prioritize electrification in order to allow the accelerated rollout of renewable energy across all throughput techniques and critical economic sectors over the next decade.
We intend to grow renewable hydrogen demand by concentrating our efforts on established hydrogen users and difficult-to-electrify sectors such as resource-intensivee industries and energy-intensive transportation, especially aviation and shipping.
We are committed to accelerating the implementation of smarter, stronger electrical grid infrastructure as a critical component of a successful sustainable power strategy. Rigorous electricity grids allow faster and more affordable energy sector integration, thus increasing the overall energy system’s flexibility.
We support the development of a robust electrolysis industry as well as the establishment of a knowledge base through research and development, localized skills, and manpower in order to accelerate the sustainable production of hydrogen derived entirely from renewable sources and to maintain Europe’s industrial leadership in future-proof energy technologies.
Creating a Solar Generation
Solar energy now drives a greater number of facets of our lives than at any point in history, from transportation to agriculture to home life and education. Take a look at actual examples as to how solar energy is becoming an increasingly important part of life in Europe.
Generation solar tells the stories of individuals from across Europe and the world, given that solar energy empowers our societies on a daily basis. Let us go further on how solar energy powers your life to our initiative.
Since January 2018, Le Verseau International School in the capital of Brussels, Belgium has finally been powered by over 350 solar panels installed on the school’s rooftops. The panels generate enough electricity to power 30 Belgian households, and the school will save more than €180,000 through the use of renewable energy. The cost savings allow the school to reinvest in other educational programs and student equipment.
That said, in Bucharest, the Cartierul Solar Neighbourhood is the country’s first residential complex fitted with solar panels to pave the way for a green energy generation with the largest assembly of its kind in South-East Europe. With its 15 residential buildings and 14,000 square meters of green space, around 120 solar panels were put up for the initiative.
It totals to a €45 million investment. Now, the Neighbourhood intends to establish a new standard of housing in Bucharest, serving as a benchmark for the real estate sector and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Sun Mobility Project
This is a Møller Mobility Group project to make Oslo “clean and green” in the run-up to Oslo being named as the 2019 Europe’s Green Capital. Moreover, the Sun Tree serves as a social gathering spot where you can load everything from smartphones and laptops to electrical grills, guitar amps, and food truck appliances – all of which are solar-powered.
Each solar tree is capable of daily charging 1,500 mobile phones. The solar trees demonstrate how efficient solar energy is, in spite of the Nordic climate. This adds to the city of Oslo’s increased demand for environmentally sustainable, alternative modes of transportation.
The project is motivated by a new approach to urban life and transportation and serves as an example of a more sustainable, emission-free, and sharing-based mode of transportation.
Solar-powered Electric Cars
We Drive Solar is a car-sharing program that runs entirely on solar energy. Thirty solar-powered charging stations are located in Utrecht, Netherlands, offering clean, zero-emission electricity. This car-sharing program enables versatile and intelligent mobility in the midst of city life – all while reducing pollution in the atmosphere as well as vehicle traffic.
Solar energy would certainly aid in the advancement of the renewable energy transportation movement.
Solar Energy as Revolutionary Farming
In Puch, Austria, the farms of the Wilhelm family cover 27 hectares and are home to 80,000 apple trees. Solar energy provides nearly all of the farm’s energy requirements – it is utilized to process fruits, namely apples, pears, and plums. It is also used to power the cold storage barns, fuel the juicer, and illuminate the store.
Around 85 percent of the solar power produced by the farm is used on-site while the remainder is fed into the grid. Even Schnapps output could be powered by solar energy in the future. That said, the Wilhelm family hopes to continue sustainable farming practices to the generation that follows.