The Repower Plan of the European Union prepares the revolution of photovoltaic roofs and the granting of permits.
The project includes a new solar strategy that promotes solar roofs of public and private buildings.
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A solar strategy for multiply photovoltaic roofs and support European industry.
Major objectives for 2030 in terms of renewable energies. And a reduction in vacation time. These are the key points of Repower EU’s plan to quickly break free from energy dependence on Russia by reducing gas imports by two thirds. The European Commission is expected to present the plan on May 18.
The solar strategy of the Repower EU plan.
“Solar electricity and heat are the key to phasing out the European Union’s dependence on Russian natural gas”, indicates the draft Repower EU plan put forward by the Reuters news agency. The European strategy consists of several points, among which the European initiative on solar roofs.
Installation of photovoltaic panels and renovation of roofs.
Solar roofs could be made compulsory for all new buildings (but the project is still uncertain on this point), while the maximum time needed to install the panels on buildings is proposed to be reduced to just three months.
In addition, all public buildings with suitable characteristics must be equipped with solar roofs by 2025. And by the same date, all European cities with more than 10,000 inhabitants must have at least one renewable energy community.
The combined effect of these measures should add around 17 TWh (17% above the current curve) in the first 12 months.
By 2025, additional electricity generation is expected to increase to 42 TWh.
At the same time, the effort will be accompanied by a European industry coordination platform, the European Solar Industry Alliance, with the aim of strengthening the national supply chain.
New goals and permissions.
The intention is maintained to revise the renewable energy targets upwards until 2030, as has been anticipated in recent weeks. What has not yet been decided is how much the targets should be increased. For the moment, in fact, the project does not give any figures.
Instead, the permissions part is now consolidated. The basic idea of the Repower EU plan is to ask the States to identify within a year the areas conducive to the installation of new renewable capacities (go-to areas).
Within them, new projects will have a maximum authorization period of 1 year, while the repowering of plants with a capacity of less than 150 kW will be limited to 6 months.
Outside the access zones, the durations of authorization must be doubled at most (respectively 2 years and 1 year). All procedures must be facilitated by a national contact point designated by the State to liaise with businesses.
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