Storage and solar together can deliver affordable flexibility to Europe's electricity grids - but the regulatory framework to accommodate for this needs to be revamped, according to Solar Power Europe. Source: Flickr/Glyn Lowe
SolarPower Europe is calling on the European Commission (EC) to address both solar power and energy storage in its upcoming Energy Union Package. In light of this, the association’s Task Force on solar & storage has created 10 policy priorities that will need to be considered to develop an appropriate framework for those technologies.
“The industry is being very successful in bringing down the cost of stationary battery storage and in improving its ability to provide efficient services and solutions to the market. Today we need European policy makers to put in place stable regulatory conditions including clear definitions and an appropriate market design to ensure a level playing field among competing solution providers. Such conditions will allow for further innovations and corresponding market growth,” said Ricardo Amoroso, chief innovation officer of Enel Green Power and vice president of SolarPower Europe.
The importance of the two technologies in tandem cannot be underestimated in order to achieve 2030 RES targets. But to adequately cater to such dynamic technology developments, SPE is asking for a corresponding regulatory framework that contains ten priorities.
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