Solar capacity has increased by 4 times in the past decade. The European Commission will still continue increasing investment in Solar Power in Europe in the next years. The Commission also has another important goal: to reduce carbon emissions. This infographic shows "The Strategic Energy Technology Plan for 2020" whose goals are:
- 15% of EU electricity to be generated by solar energy
- 20% of EU electricity to be generated by wind energy
- 14% of the EU energy mix to be from sustainable bio-energy
Enough solar energy falls on earth's surface in twenty minutes to meet our needs for a year!
What do you think about solar energy?
Should the European Union and our governments invest more in it?
Can it gradually replace traditional forms of energy?