2030 target of PV total installed capacity 1TW
The vice president of the European Commission proposed that “Europe needs to be separated from natural gas as soon as possible to protect citizens from rising energy prices”, and the European Photovoltaic Association proposed to pay more attention to solar energy, raising the cumulative installed capacity of EU photovoltaics in 2030 to 1TW.
In July 2021, the European Union adopted the “Fit for 55 “Energy and Climate Package” proposes to increase the share of renewable energy in energy supply by 2030 from 32% to 40%. In February, the European Commission’s proposal confirmed a 40% renewable energy target.
At the recent opening of a conference on “How a resurgent European PV industry can address climate and energy security challenges facing the continent”, EU Energy Commissioner Kadri Simson highlighted the need to reach 2030 The demand for PV power supply in Europe will increase from 3% this year 15%。 The European People’s Party (EPP), the largest group in the European Parliament, has also approved a proposal for the EU to achieve at least 45% renewable energy targets by 2030, requiring the EU to set more ambitious renewable energy targets.
As the largest group in the European Parliament, the EPP is eager to revise the February proposal, the main reason is the recent Russia-Ukraine conflict and the resulting energy crisis.
On February 28, Germany’s economy ministry presented a draft pending legislation that plans to accelerate the expansion of wind and solar infrastructure and achieve the goal of 100% renewable energy supply 15 years ahead of time (by 2035).
By the end of 2021, the cumulative installed capacity of EU PV was 165GW. According to the “European PV Market Outlook 2021-2025” released by SolarPowerEurope, the EU PV installed capacity will reach 672GW in 2030, which translates to an average annual installed capacity of 56.3GW in the next 9 years.
The target is raised to 1TW, and the average annual installed capacity will reach 92.8GW, which is expected to be raised by 65%.
SPE proposes a roadmap for the EU to achieve the 1TW PV installation target by 2030, and puts forward 4 policy requirements:
1. Mandatory installation of photovoltaic in new buildings, prohibition of the use of fossil fuel boilers and large investment to increase the development of rooftop photovoltaics;
2. Stop charging grid connection fees and require member states to identify suitable photovoltaic sites;
3. Support smart solar and hybrid projects with special CEF-E and RRF funds;
4. Provide 1 billion euros of support to accelerate the deployment of EU photovoltaic manufacturing capacity.
SolarPower Europe believes that with the right framework, Europe’s installed solar capacity could be achieved by 20301 TW: “Solar deployments in Europe have exceeded expectations year after year, with success in some of the most difficult market environments. We call on the European Commission to recognise the true power of solar energy and set the ambition needed to achieve our climate and safety goals. ”