The evolution of a solar, global and sustainable future

Firstly, achieving the objective of universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy by 2030 (Sustainable ODS 7) is a key goal. It thus lays the foundations for sustainable development.

It is currently estimated that there are 759 million people in the world without access to electricity and around 1 billion people with access to an unreliable network.

With economic progress and electrification stagnated by COVID, the World Bank envisages that some 100 million people in emerging and developing markets will once again fall into extreme poverty. Affordable electrical solutions are therefore imminent.

Solar installations outside the network that are not connected to the electricity grid will be key to responding to this energy demand and achieving universal access to energy.

The next four years

In 2021, solar energy became the most competitive source of energy in cost and versatile worldwide.

It is now positioning Europe, in line with the Paris Agreement and the objectives of the European Green Pact, and its global leadership.

According to SunPower Europe’s 100% renewable survey, solar electricity could supply more than 60% of electricity generation in Europe by 2050.

The impressive growth of solar energy

In recent years its growth was driven by the competitive sustainable profile with high socio-economic benefits, inextricably linked to its sustainability attributes.

According to the World Commission on the Environment and Development of the United Nations, sustainability is defined as a complex concept:

».Sustainable development is one that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’.

Substantial previews for 2022

Renewables are the right response because, unlike conventional sources, energy production is carried out without exhaustion of fuel resources.

At the same time, renewable energy technologies, like any other product, need to be manufactured. Therefore, a direct approach to improving the performance of photovoltaic solar sustainability is to minimise the consumption of energy and materials during the manufacturing phase.

2022 will stand out on several fronts. Experts indicate that world solar energy production will increase by 203 GW, the first time that yearly photovoltaic installations will exceed 200 GW. After only five years, the level of 100 GW was reached.

Strong global growth

Strong demand will continue in the European Union, where recovery funds will be widely used to support the tailor-made solar self-consumer. Similarly, the region will begin to seek new, higher targets for renewables by 2030. Meanwhile, Europe will add 37.4 GW of new photovoltaic capacity.

Solar energy scaled against our roofs

As a result, the competitiveness of solar photovoltaic energy, availability, good resources and Spanish expertise are attracting much interest.

According to IHS Markit, Spain is the world’s fifth most interesting market for investing in renewables, which is why solar energy on the ground plays an important role here.

Fortunately, many companies are already building solar energy projects in our country, with the aim of improving the socio-economic conditions of local communities and the biodiversity of the land in which they are installed.

Talayuela Solar Park is an example of this, being among the three finalists of SolarPower Europe’s first sustainability award.

As for the roofs of our homes, although increasing, they are still well below the level of our neighbouring countries, with enormous untapped potential.

The main challenge is to homogenize the authorisation processes at local level, to achieve better work permits to build photovoltaic systems.

Positive growth is expected, and it is likely that 2022 will exceed the record figures for this year that it ends. For the next few years, growth will be accelerated thanks to the autoconsumer incentive programme included in the national recovery plan.

Unlike the first solar boom

The newly installed capacity figures will remain at this level in the years to come. The competitiveness of the land segment and the rise of solar power over the roof will remain in the Spanish solar sector among the top 10 in the world.

In order to ensure this development, it is essential to apply the social and environmental integration of photovoltaic plants on a commercial and industrial scale, as well as the detailed study alongside best technology and a committed human team, for implementation in housing and buildings.

TerraSolari is part of this sustainable growth in Spain.

We offer the most suitable systems for your home, business or industry, and we help you with custom proposals.

We detail services, products, materials, such things as the type of property, its location, sunlight, daily consumption, the type of installation, labour and budgets.

Always thinking about people and the planet.

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