Why European Solar Day matters

As we feel the increasing impact of climate change, the need for sustainable energy sources becomes more and more urgent. The UN has issued a warning, giving us just six years to combat the worst effects of climate change. Time is running out.

But there is a ray of hope.

In just a few years, solar energy has evolved dramatically to become the most affordable clean energy technology and is now a major element of our energy system. Every solar panel installed saves 80-90% CO2 compared to average EU electricity.

It all began right here: Europe was and continues to be the cradle of solar innovation. It was the first place in the world to fully embrace the technology and provide genuine support for its mass deployment across the continent. 

Today, solar energy is powering the lives of millions of Europeans providing energy for their homes, schools, businesses, and vehicles.  

Yet, we must go further and faster to fight climate change. 

Solar energy matters for people and the planet. We are taking action at every level of society.

Our mission is to bring citizens, businesses, and politicians together to demonstrate the advantages of solar energy and drive collective action for a future that is sustainable and resilient.

This year, European Solar Day focuses on building a Solar School for everyone. Navigating a world in transition requires us to be equipped with the knowledge and tools to embrace the endless potential of solar energy and take control of our energy future.

Through solar education, we break down barriers and make sure everyone has equal access to solar knowledge, while democratising our energy landscape.

The European Solar Day, founded by SolarPower Europe, marks an annual celebration of the power of the sun and its importance in the energy transition. It is celebrated across Europe on 21 June, the brightest and longest day of the year. This special occasion is an opportunity for us to unite behind the bright future of European energy.

Let's join forces to light up the world with solar education and spark change for a brighter future! Click here to learn how you can get involved and kickstart your solar journey.

So, mark your calendars and join us in celebrating European Solar Day on 21 June! 

Together, we can create a brighter and more sustainable future for all.

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