Report Launch

Scaling-up distributed solar generation

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5 September 2023

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13:00-14:00 CEST

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Distributed solar PV is uniquely positioned to empower people, communities, and countries to take the energy transition into their own hands and become more resilient. Not only this, the technology can be an important driver of new jobs, economic opportunities, energy access, and sustainable development. However, despite distributed solar PV’s massive potential, legislative and regulatory bottlenecks remain an obstacle for many countries to realize its benefits.

As part of the Global Solar Council’s Empowering People with Solar PV initiative, the association has published a new report ‘Upscaling distributed solar generation: a strategic action for people and climate’. The report has been developed in close collaboration with regional and national solar power associations across the world, and uncovers how countries can tap into their distributed solar PV potential.

From new analysis on authorization procedures and distributed PV capacity potential, to best practices and recommendations on how to streamline the permitting process– this report is an important toolkit for policymakers to use distributed solar as a key tool to achieve their energy security and climate goals. The report also has a deep dive into the state-of-play for distributed solar PV in 12 countries, including: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, the Philippines, South Africa, Spain, and Ukraine.

Join us for the official launch webinar to learn more about the role distributed solar PV can play to empower people across the globe and accelerate the energy transition.

For any questions about the launch event and media enquiries on the report, get in touch with our Communications Manager Alyssa Pek at

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