The European Green Deal to be the keynote initiative at SolarPower Summit 2020

EnergyEventsSouth-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 3/2020 • 31.08.2020

The SolarPower Summit 2020, SolarPower Europe’s annual flagship event, will offer an overview of current developments and latest solar insights to high-level political and business representatives concerning major strategic, political and market developments shaping the future of solar in Europe. The Summit is widely recognised as one of the year’s most important energy events in Brussels and is expected to bring together over 500 industry representatives from all major energy players, as well as SMEs and a range of decision-makers from across the EU and beyond.

In December 2019, European Commission President-elect Ursula Von der Leyen proposed the European Green Deal as the EU’s flagship initiative, with the ambition to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. This year’s SolarPower Summit will focus on the contribution of solar-based solutions to achieving a fully decarbonised economy and explore the necessary political and regulatory milestones to turn this ambitious vision into reality - from the complete implementation of the Clean Energy for all Europeans Package, to a renewables-based Energy System Integration and Hydrogen Strategy, and robust European industrial policies for solar.

Due to remaining uncertainties associated with COVID-19 and health and safety concerns the SolarPower Summit 2020 will be held online for the first time ever. The SolarPower Summit arrives at a crucial time for the solar industry, and promises to take stock of the impact and remedies to ensure a truly green recovery in service of the objectives of the European Green Deal.

The immersive virtual experience of the digital event provides innovative features for participants, including partnership and targeted networking opportunities, full access to ground-breaking, world-class content, interactive sessions and virtual exhibition presenting the latest in solar developments from some of the most influential companies in the sector

The conference programme of the event, among other topics, includes: Generation Solar: Concrete proposals for a solar-powered recovery plan; From solar power to renewable hydrogen: Stepping stones of a 100% renewable energy system; Green Deal diplomacy & EU instruments to promote energy investment in developing markets; Fostering Europe’s solar industrial ecosystem; Solar, sustainability and the circular economy; Agricultural photovoltaics: solar at the service of sustainable rural development; Innovative solar business models for the Renovation Wave, etc.