Europe is a huge continent, spanning across seven geographic regions. This huge span of population has recently started to adopt the use of photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal energy. The continent is starting to fully embrace the technology, with solar being the most popular energy source among EU citizens. Solar energy is the most versatile and often also the lowest-cost power generation source, and with cost reductions continuing, this is only the beginning of a long upward trend for solar in Europe.
How is Europe using solar energy?
All countries, especially nations within the EU, have very much come aware of the implications of global warming. Non-sustainable methods of generating power, such as using fossil fuels, is no longer a viable option due to the implications this can have on the planet. Nations are looking to diversify their energy mix and renewable energy portfolio.
For example, Germany has been known as the world’s first major renewable energy economy. Solar, wind, biomass and hydroelectric power generate nearly half of the country’s output. Renewable sources of energy overtook coal as Germany’s main power source for the first time during the year of 2018.
Germany has had a particular focus on cost efficiency and effectiveness in terms of energy consumption for the last decade, with them recently increasing their renewable energy goal from 55 to 65 percent by 2030. This is to compensate for the decommissioning of ageing nuclear and coal plants throughout the country.
Why is solar energy important?
Compared to fossil fuels like coal and gas, solar energy is a clean and safe alternative for the generation of electricity. It will eliminate unsafe, unclean consequences from using conventional fossil fuels – such as environmental catastrophes. Solar power can also restrict climate change as it produces no carbon emissions, helping to control the rise in global temperatures. These can lead to a cascade of effects, including an increase in flooding and hurricanes due to disturbed weather patterns.
About The Phelan Energy Group
As an organisation, we completely understand how solar energy is a very attractive energy resource for many countries across the globe. We are a world leader in the development of Solar PV solutions, powering a new generation of affordable solar electricity. The founder of the business, Paschal Phelan, has become the largest privately-owned photovoltaic developer in South Africa, with a core vision for entrepreneurship and responsibility for our environment.
We are a world leader in low-cost solar energy development with an exclusive focus on utility-scale Solar PV, having invested and executed over €3 billion of solar Power Sales Agreements with major government-owned power utilities in the past 5 years. We are extremely focused on the cutting-edge technology, efficient design and project management, together with a proprietary cost to power financial model when developing solar energy farms in Ireland, whilst at the same time delivering high-quality long-term plant performance.
If you are looking to work with one of the very best solar energy companies in Ireland, you need to visit the Phelan Energy Group website today. However, if you would like to have a chat with a member of our team – give us a call on +353 1 669 4680. Alternatively, send an email to email@example.com and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.