25 Sep '12, 10am

Good news as European report reveals booming EU solar market providing enough power for whole of Austria

Reports of the demise of the European solar industry have been greatly exaggerated. That is the central conclusion of a new status report from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre , which reveals that despite subsidy cuts in a host of key markets two-thirds of the world's new solar PV panels were installed in Europe last year. FURTHER READING EU pledges to boost market for clean air technologies Sharp drop in number of UK homes installing solar panels It also confirms that solar power delivered two per cent of the EU's electricity needs in 2011, equivalent to the national electricity demand of Austria. Writing in the foreword of the report, Arnulf Jager-Waldau, senior scientist for renewable energy at the Joint Research Centre, said that demand for solar power was being driven by a drastic reduction in the cost of solar panels. "From 2008 to second quarter of 20...

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