2021: Driving Sustainable Change

10-12 May 2021, Online

Join us for the second digital edition of the SolarPower Summit!

The year 2021 is not just “any year”. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, European economies and industrial sectors have been under extreme pressure, and European’s lives have changed profoundly. The European Recovery Plan adopted by EU Member States in July 2020 aimed not only to mitigate the devastative impacts of the pandemic, but to seize a historic opportunity to revive our economies and industries, placing the fight against climate change at the heart of Europe’s future job creation and growth strategy. 

The European Green Deal and EU commitment to achieving climate neutrality by 2050 have therefore taken a whole new dimension. Could it be the gateway to sustainable growth? Creating jobs and new businesses, while ensuring a heathier and more secure environment for all Europeans? 

The European solar sector has demonstrated its immense growth potential, and its resilience to drive sustainable growth in the long-term. But there is much more to harvest. Solar energy is the most job intensive energy source, creating more than 4 million jobs globally. Is it also the most versatile and affordable energy source in history, supporting the competitiveness of EU businesses, the sustainability of European homes, and spreading well beyond the energy sector.

The 2021 edition of the SolarPower Summit is 100% dedicated to driving sustainable change, and making the recovery a true European success story.   


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SolarPower Summit Recap: Day 3

The final day of the 2021 SolarPower Summit was full of sessions covering everything from Emerging Markets, to interactive networking, and to the flagship publication of the first Solar Sustainability Best Practices Benchmark.

SolarPower Summit Recap: Day 2

It was a busy and engaging Day 2 of the SolarPower Summit, with topics including solar manufacturing, renewable hydrogen, corporate PPAs, and the fourth-annual Solar Startup Award, as well as the first Agrisolar Best Practices Guidelines.

SolarPower Summit Recap: Day 1

What a start to the SolarPower Summit! Today we officially launched the 2021 edition, dedicating the Summit to the topic of sustainability.

The opening session, “Driving Change Together,” focused on cooperation and driving change as a collective endeavour that requires the mobilisation of all sectors.

SolarPower Summit Recap: Day 0

Friday, 7 May 2021, marked the kick-off of our SolarPower Summit. Day 0 is a side event, supported by GET.invest, focusing on solar business opportunities in emerging markets. In case you missed it, here is a recap, with sessions available to rewatch at the conclusion of the event. 

Meet our sponsors: Soltec

Soltec, based in Murcia (Spain), has actively developed photovoltaic technology since 2004 and currently operates in 16 countries, with its main markets being Spain, North America and Latin America.

The largest alpine solar plant in Switzerland

In summer 2021, Axpo and energy supplier IWB will begin construction of the largest alpine solar plant on the Muttsee dam at an altitude of 2,500 metres [above sea level].

Q&A with Elsa Ferreira, CEO Iberia of Amarenco

In this interview, we discuss with Elsa Ferreira how the SolarPower Summit has impacted her organisation and the current status of the solar sector.

Responsible Solar: Enabling a Just Transition

In this article, Stefan Degener, Managing Director at First Solar, explains the main reasons why we should all be choosing responsible solar.

Q&A with Carlo Zorzoli, Head of Business Development at Enel Green Power

In this interview, we discuss with Carlo Zorzoli about the current status of the solar sector.


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