The world added more than 31 GW of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in 2012 – roughly the same amount as in the record-setting year of 2011. This significant market growth came even during a period of economic crisis and industry consolidation.
This document synthesises the policy support frameworks in the EU 27, Switzerland and Turkey. It includes a summary of all major types of support in place (FiT, GC), their levels and main features.
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Winter is finally behind us, and the sun is shining in Brussels and also, I hope, wherever you are. But even in such nice weather allow me to revisit some important points from this past winter.
Our energy independence starts with solar. By 2020, Europe could generate up to 460 TWh of photovoltaic electricity, th...