Solar Power is Europe's Most Popular Energy

10/19/18, 11:03 AM -

A new European social survey found that solar power has the highest level of support in Europe, with 89% of Germans 85% of Italians and 85% of French saying it was their preference.

The Sun Tree in Oslo is a social meeting place where you can charge anything from mobile phones  and computers to electric grills, guitar amps or food truck equipment - all powered by the sun.
The Sun Tree in Oslo is a social meeting place where you can charge anything from mobile phones and computers to electric grills, guitar amps or food truck equipment - all powered by the sun.

Aurélie Beauvais, Policy Director of SolarPower Europe said: "Solar is the energy choice of Europeans. Nine out of ten people believe that solar is the best technology to affordably address climate change and ultimately help reach the EU's 2050 decarbonisation goal." This was the result of a new social survey on 'European Attitudes toward Climate Change and Energy.

Most democratic form of energy

Beauvais added: "Solar is the most democratic and decentralised form of energy. The beauty of solar is that anyone, anywhere can install it on their residence, school, hospital or business. That is why it is crucial that the EU get the upcoming Electricity Market Design Directive right for small-scale solar players. A market design fit for small solar installations will ensure that European citizens can continue to take an active part in the energy transition."

Power all aspects of life

 Kristina Thoring, Communications Director at SolarPower Europe said: "Solar power has massive appeal in Europe because of its unique capability to power all aspects of life, from your home or apartment, your food to your car. Solar is empowering millions of European citizens and communities - that is why we can say that we are all Generation Solar."

Generation Solar showing real stories from across Europe

Generation Solar is a video series showing real stories from across Europe about how solar is powering our lives today. From Belgium to Romania, Austria to Norway solar is powering the lives of millions of citizens in more ways than ever before; from solar powered apartments and farms to charging points for cars and mobile phones.  

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More useful information:

https://www.pveurope.eu/News/Markets-Money/Small-is-beautiful-campaign-empower-small-businesses-and-consumers

https://www.pveurope.eu/News/Markets-Money/Electric-installers-and-European-solar-industry-join-forces

https://www.pveurope.eu/News/Markets-Money/EU-Parliament-pushes-prosumers-and-solar

https://www.pveurope.eu/News/Markets-Money/Record-solar-growth-globally-Europe-slightly