Solarplaza Summit Greece 15/11/2022

Η Solarplaza (οίκος με έδρα την Ολλανδία που δραστηριοποιείται διεθνώς από το 2004 στην προώθηση της ηλιακής ενέργειας), με στρατηγικό συνεργάτη τον Σύνδεσμο Εταιριών Φωτοβολταϊκών, διοργανώνει στις 15/11/2022 ημερίδα η οποία εστιάζει στην αξιοποίηση των ευκαιριών που προσφέρει το νέο θεσμικό πλαίσιο για τις ΑΠΕ.

Η ημερίδα θα πραγματοποιηθεί (στα αγγλικά) στο Divani Palace Acropolis (Παρθενώνος 19-25, Αθήνα). Λεπτομέρειες μπορείτε να βρείτε στη διεύθυνση:

https://www.solarplaza.com/event/solarplaza-summit-greece-2022/

Commercial Prosumers as Catalysts for Solar PV Adoption in South East Europe

The solar PV market in the South East Europe (SEE) region is on the cusp of a significant transformation, driven by a combination of factors including stronger project economics, the improved availability of financing, as well as rising electricity and carbon prices. Overarching these local market dynamics, there is the increasingly urgent imperative to decarbonize the electricity mix in the region.

This analysis for Agora Energiewende focuses on the rise of commercial prosumers in four countries across the region: Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece and Romania.

You can download the report here.

The Solar Future Greece conference on 18 November 2021 in Athens

The Solar Future Greece conference on 18 November 2021 in Athens is the premier platform for the Greek PV industry. This event introduces you to new market trends, evolving business models and the new era of hybrid projects while connecting with influential business leaders.

Greece’s PV market is steadily making its way to gigawatt status, with rising installation numbers (900 MW in 2020) and a proven auction scheme for solar development. Realizing solar’s crucial relationship with energy storage, the government recently also announced a 700 MW tender for storage, paired with €200 million in subsidies. The energy storage market will play an important role in the next 10 years.

Renpower Greece – Online Conference: 30 June – 1 July 2021

The Greek energy market is undergoing rapid and radical developments. These changes are aligned to the European Green Deal that promotes climate neutrality by 2050 and the EU Renewable Energy Directive that promotes the production of at least 32% of its total energy from renewable energy sources (RES) by 2030. Following successful RES auctions in 2019 and 2020, Greece prepares for additional 350 MW solar & wind tenders in 2021 and leaves the door open for 2.1GW of renewable generation capacity in further tenders until 2024. Learn more about this dynamic European renewable energy market in the second edition of Renpower Greece.

THE 2-DAYS CONFERENCE WILL BE DIVIDED IN 4 SESSIONS:
Session 1: Greece’s path towards a sustainable and resilient energy environment
Session 2: Scaling-up renewable energy projects in Greek territory – islands and mainland
Session 3: Enhancing a resilient power infrastructure and islands connectivity
Session 4: financing the energy transition in Greece

WHY ATTEND: Not just a webinar – a full event experience!
• Two days of online sessions, for 7+ hours;
• 20+ expert speakers to learn about renewable energy developments in Greece;
• Participate to the live Q&A and also access the on-demand recording of the event to view the presentations and panel discussions later on;
• Access our platforms to network with attendees for up to 5 weeks after the event (create your profile, schedule meetings, messaging and more);
• Connect from anywhere in the world & share business opportunities!

Information and register:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/4316243931226/WN_dnkH9a-2St2cDc84x72xgg

New market outlook anticipates large growth for European residential battery storage

Key takeaways:

In 2019, residential battery storage saw a huge leap in annual installed capacity: with 745 MWh added year-on-year, 57% growth compared to the previous year

Residential storage is a rapidly expanding market with a total installed capacity of nearly 2 GWh by end of 2019

Only 7% of European residential PV is coupled with battery storage, representing significant untapped market potential

Germany remains by far the largest residential battery storage market with a two-third market share – together with the other Top 5 markets (Italy, UK, Austria, Switzerland) they make up over 90% of the European market

Limited COVID-19 impacts on the market result in 810 MWh of installations anticipated for 2020, followed by a return to two-digit growth in 2021

1 October 2020, Brussels – During the SolarPower Summit, SolarPower Europe released the first edition of its new European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage, which analyses the market of residential battery energy storage systems (BESS) across the continent, and forecasts capacity for 2020–2024. The analysis shows that 2019 saw strong growth for home batteries in Europe, with 745 MWh of capacity added, representing 57% market growth. Germany remains the undisputed leader of BESS in Europe, with almost 500 MWh installed and a 66% market share. The Top 5 national markets – Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, Austria, Switzerland – contribute to over 90% of the European market.

The report shows that the residential BESS market in Europe will see strong growth in the coming years. While the COVID-19 pandemic is set to take its toll in 2020 with a limited expansion of the European market at 810 MWh, a 9% growth rate, the deployment of home storage will accelerate again in 2021, boosted by recovery measures. Under the most-likely Medium Scenario, the GWh scale will be reached by 2022. Looking at cumulative capacities, a total of 7.2 GWh of residential batteries is projected to be installed by 2024.

Mark Reijerkerk, SolarPower Europe Board Member and Chair of the Solar & Storage Workstream, said: “The good news is that power generated and self-consumed at home from solar and storage already beats retail power in countries with high retail electricity prices. With retail power prices trending upwards, and solar and storage continuing its cost reduction path, this green power solution is only increasing its economic attractiveness. In Germany, for example, the majority of new residential solar systems are immediately paired with storage.”

Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor at SolarPower Europe and Co-author of the report, said: “We now need to see strong efforts to quickly expand the momentum from the pioneering markets across Europe. With European Green Deal instruments, such as Next Generation EU, and national recovery plans, there is a big toolbox available to continue this growth trajectory. The various EU Clean Energy Package directives provide the manual with the right policy frameworks that now need to be implemented to overcome existing barriers, such as double taxation.”

When looking at the energy transition and decarbonisation of the EU economy, BESS will play a pivotal role in a renewables-based power system. By providing flexibility and fast balancing services, BESS technologies provide the conditions that are vital for maximising the integration of high shares of variable renewable energy sources (VRES), as well as grid integration of electric transport.

Raffaele Rossi, Coordinator of SolarPower Europe’s Solar & Storage Workstream and Co-author of the report, said: “In a 100% renewable energy system, electricity storage becomes crucial in providing an uninterrupted energy supply, backing up to 24% of European electricity demand. In order to achieve this, distributed BESS installed capacity need to surge to 900 GWh by 2030 and 1,600 GWh by 2050, an immense growth from the level installed today. European and national policymakers should recognise this huge potential and promote distributed storage in their energy and climate plans.”

You can read the first edition of the annual European Market Outlook for Residential Battery Storage here.

SolarPulseEurope20: όλη η αγορά φωτοβολταϊκών on-line (24-25/6/2020)

Τώρα που οι δια ζώσης συναντήσεις και εκθέσεις πάγωσαν για μήνες λόγω της υγειονομικής κρίσης, τώρα που οι εξελίξεις στην αγορά φωτοβολταϊκών τρέχουν και χρειάζεστε έγκυρη και επικαιροποιημένη ενημέρωση, μπορείτε να συνευρεθείτε εικονικά με πάνω από 25 ειδικούς και εκατοντάδες στελέχη της βιομηχανίας φωτοβολταϊκών σε ένα διήμερο γεμάτο γνώση και συσσωρευμένη εμπειρία.

Στις 24 και 25 Ιουνίου, η Solar Plaza διοργανώνει το διήμερο SolarPulseEurope20, ένα διαδικτυακό συνέδριο για την ευρωπαϊκή αγορά φωτοβολταϊκών. Η εκδήλωση υποστηρίζεται από τον Σύνδεσμο Εταιριών Φωτοβολταϊκών ο οποίος και θα παρουσιάσει τις προοπτικές της ελληνικής αγοράς.

Μπορείτε να βρείτε περισσότερα για το διήμερο, το πρόγραμμα και τον τρόπο συμμετοχή σας στην παρακάτω διεύθυνση: https://bit.ly/2AaIjKt

 

100% Renewable Europe: How To Make Europe’s Energy System Climate-Neutral Before 2050

Key Findings

1. A 100% renewable energy system enables the EU to become climate neutral before
2050, complying with an ambitious 1.5°C Paris Agreement target, and without
resorting to carbon sinks.

SolarPower Europe and LUT’s modelling shows that it is possible for Europe to reach
100% renewables by 2050 in a Moderate scenario, and by 2040 in a Leadership scenario.

2. A 100% renewable energy system is the most cost-effective way of becoming climate
neutral by 2050.

The cumulative costs of achieving a 100% renewable energy by 2050 in the Moderate
scenario are 6% lower than the cost of inadequate action in the less ambitious Laggard
scenario, which reaches only 62% renewables by 2050, thus missing both the targets
of European climate neutrality and the Paris Agreement.

3. A 100% renewable energy system is primarily a solar story.

In both of the modelled 100% renewable scenarios, solar generates more than 60%
of EU electricity by 2050. In the long run, solar and wind are the two main pillars of
the European energy transition. Due to its higher capacity factors, wind energy
provides the highest shares of electricity generation up to 2030, however, solar’s
versatility and cost-competitiveness will make it the main source of electricity
generation from 2030 onwards.

4. A 100% renewable transition triggers the sharpest decline in
GHG emissions.

Following the path of the 100% renewable scenarios (Moderate and
Leadership), GHG emissions will decline by over 60% (from 1990)
by 2030, and down to zero in 2050, or even 2040 in the Leadership
scenario. In the least ambitious Laggard scenario, Europe reaches
only 53% CO2 emission reductions in 2030, and still emits
approximately 800 million tonnes of CO2 (MtCO2eq) per year.

5. A high rate of electrification is essential to achieving a 100%
renewable and integrated energy system.

The drive towards electrification of about 85% in the 100%
renewable scenarios enhances sectoral integration, resulting
in significant system efficiency gains, thus lowering the cost of
the transition.

6. Electrolysers for hydrogen production are a crucial
technology for a 100% renewable energy system.

From 2030 onwards, renewable hydrogen contributes to the full
decarbonisation of the heat and transport sectors, becoming
Europe’s second key energy carrier. In the Leadership scenario,
by 2040 Europe can even become an exporter of renewable
hydrogen’s product, synthetic fuels.

7. Batteries provide the bulk of electricity storage in a 100%
renewable energy system.

As the share of solar and wind increases significantly beyond
2030, electricity storage becomes crucial in providing an
uninterrupted energy supply, backing up to 24% of European
electricity demand. As the most cost-efficient storage technology,
batteries will contribute up to 98% of electricity storage.

8. A 100% renewable transport sector needs significant
synthetic fuels for marine and aviation.

From an only 8% share of renewables today, the transport
sector has the longest way to go to reach 100% renewables in
Europe. Direct electrification emerges as the most efficient
solution to decarbonise road transport, but the aviation and
marine sectors will rely heavily on renewable synthetic fuels
(hydrogen, methane and power-to-liquids).

9. Heat pumps emerge as core part of a 100% renewable energy
system, with over 60% share of heat generation by 2050.

While final heat demand will grow most compared to the other
sectors, by 2050, European heat generation capacity is
dominated by heat pumps and direct electric heating solutions.

You can find the full report here.