Global Solar Community unites in face of Climate, Economic, and Security challenges
Our planet is currently facing several crises at once: The climate crisis, the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic, and the consequences of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine with severe implications for geopolitics, energy, and food security. This triad has prompted many around the globe to see energy choices in a stark new light.
We, the solar associations of the world want to acknowledge the role that solar energy – along with our sister renewable technologies – must play in addressing this triad of challenges by delivering the global energy transition. The goals, environmental, geopolitical and economic, are urgent. Solar energy offers solutions for countries around the world to reduce carbon emissions, strengthen energy security, while creating jobs and economic value.
Clean, reliable, abundant, and affordable solar energy is critical for a secure and safe future. The energy transition, which is prerequisite to achieving the objectives of the Paris Agreement, must be accelerated by proactive governments and strong international cooperation.
Robust and fast policies are needed along with successful international cooperation to install at least an additional 1,800 Gigawatts of solar until 2026. With the right ambition, policymakers along with the industry can deliver this massive economic opportunity for countries, businesses, and citizens around the world. We stand ready to put our shoulders to the wheel to massively increase the worldwide solar deployment.
- Solar PV overcomes 27 gigawatts, and total investment exceeds BRL 134.5 billion in Brazil, ABSOLAR reports
- Brazil accelerates in solar PV energy and becomes the eighth largest country in the world ranking of the source, informs ABSOLAR
- ISES SWC 2023 – Deadline for submissions extended
- Spain consolidates as the country with the cheapest energy in Europe thanks to solar energy.
- GSC welcomes calls for much-needed global renewables target, supports its development by COP 28