ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max -1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon because zero net-carbon emissions are required by 2050.
The EU targets will be achieved with a fully decarbonised and expanded power sector that provides services in heating and cooling, transport and possibly chemical feedstocks.
The deployment of carbon-negative technologies including in the years leading up to that date may also be needed.
A key technology to realise this decarbonisation and to reduce the associated GHG emissions is claimed to be solar PV.
This reaction paper explore area such costs, and energy demand to sustain the use of solar PV in achieving EU targets.