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The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying the final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. By applying Solar PV, buildings will increasingly become places of energy production and not only of energy consumption.Thanks to the abundant availability of sunlight, the technology’s modularity, and continuous efficiency improvements and cost reductions, Solar PV can become the largest source of energy worldwide.

A sustainable future with a clean European and global energy system

  • Photovoltaic solar electricity (Solar PV) has recently become the lowest cost source of electricity in most parts of the world
  • Solar PV can be used in all geographic regions and its generating capacity can be installed rapidly and scaled up modularly
  • Solar PV can drastically reduce GHG emissions from the power sector and in other sectors through electrification
  • Solar PV supports a socially acceptable energy transition by offering employment, distributed generation and integrated applications as well as new business opportunities
  • Solar PV, in combination with wind energy, storage and conversion (“power2X”) is the cornerstone of the future sustainable energy system
  • Solar PV needs to be deployed rapidly, massively, and globally including within Europe to limit global temperature rises to 1.5 degrees
  • More PV component manufacturing and PV generating capacity are needed in Europe to seize economic opportunities and to reduce dependence on energy imports and on PV technology imports