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The European Commission wants to exploit the enormous potential of solar roofs

The finding is simple: 90% of roofs in the EU are not being used, even though they could make a very large contribution to combating climate change if they were converted to solar roofs.

Expanding solar energy as a first priority

As part of the REPowerEU strategy, the European Commission has recently announced to increase its renewable energy target from 40% to 45% by 2030. Accelerating the granting of permits for renewable energy projects is to be a key lever in achieving this goal.

To achieve this goal, the European Commission intends to rely primarily on solar energy:

“By 2030 the share of wind and solar energy in power production capacities should double from the current level of 33% to 67%. And by then solar energy will also be the largest electricity source in the EU with more than half coming from rooftops.” announced Kadri Simson, EU Commissioner for Energy.


Source : SolarPowerEurope

The European strategy focuses on three areas:

  • Facilitating the uptake of solar roofs and photovoltaics.
  • The access to recyclable solar products
  • The strengthening of European cooperation in the field of solar energy.

Use solar roofs in Europe

Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, has presented a new European rooftop solar initiative to add 58 TWh of electricity by 2025.
To achieve this goal, the initiative includes a commitment to the rapid deployment of solar installations (solar tiles or panels) according to the following timetable:

  • On all new public and commercial buildings (with a usable surface of more than 250 m2) by 2026.
  • On all existing public and commercial buildings (with a usable surface of more than 250 m2) by 2027.
  • On all new residential buildings by 2029.

Of course, SunStyle welcomes this new directive, where our commitment on European soil has been a perfect fit for years. SunStyle supports this European will to accelerate the energy transition.

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