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|Title:||Towards a European Union of photovoltaic solar electricity|
|Authors:||OSSENBRINK HEINZ; JAEGER-WALDAU ARNULF; TAYLOR NIGEL; SZABO SANDOR; HULD THOMAS; DUNLOP EWAN|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|Abstract:||By end of 2014, about 88 GW of photovoltaic electricity systems have been installed, producing 2.8% of all the European electricity consumed . This exceeds already the target of 84.4GWp set by Europe's Member States in their National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAP) delivered to the European Commission in 2010. However, deployment of PV is very varied across Member States, either due to different ambitions in the original NREAPs, or due to the different weight renewable energy plays within a Member-State's general energy policy. Regarding PV deployment, Europe is still far from implementing a European Renewable Energy Union. Whilst technical barriers have been very successfully reduced by European and international standards development, regulatory differences across Member States are increasing and lead to a situation where PV has achieved a electricity share of almost 8% in some countries, between 1% and 2% in many others, or none at all. The presentation will examine a number of facts which explain Europe's situation in the deployment of PV towards the 2020 renewable energy target, will substantiate the assessment by providing robust data and will provide recommendations to harmonize Member States deployment policies.|
|JRC Directorate:||Energy, Transport and Climate|
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