2022 is the year that unleashed the global solar potential in a new way. The global solar market grew 45 percent in 2022, with 239 Gigawatts (GW) worldwide. Solar PV expanded its position as leading renewable energy source, with two thirds of total installations. Those are new numbers published in the Global Market Outlook for Solar Power 2023-2027, which the European Solar Association SolarPower Europe releases annually.
To get a little bit in depth with some of the studies outcomes, we talked with Michael Schmela. Michael is Executive Advisor to the CEO and a member of the leadership team of SolarPower Europe.
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Alongside his business development work, Michael heads SolarPower Europe's award-winning market intelligence team. He is lead author of the annually published Global Market Outlook and EU Market Outlook and works closely with Policy Analyst Raffaele Rossi operating the Solar & Storage workstream. Michael has been working in solar for over 20 years. After co-founding Photon-Magazine in 1996, he served in various positions within the Photon group, primarily as Editor-in-Chief of Photon International.
SolarPower Europe is the award-winning link between policymakers and the solar PV value chain with the mission of ensuring solar becomes Europe's leading energy source by 2030.