Solar energy is at the heart of , our plan to phase out Russian fossil fuels.

We are proposing a solar rooftop obligation for:
commercial & public buildings by 2025
new residential buildings by 2029

More than half of our solar energy could come from rooftops by 2030.

@doc @EU_Commission I don't know about the grid in your area, but over here people increasingly have their inverters switch off on sunny days due to grid capacity issues. (Grid voltage increases beyond a threshold.)

So "why not now" is because - most likely - grids need updating and/or people need to install home-batteries and/or buy newer EV's that can act as buffers.

@niels @EU_Commission I would argue the opposite: Just because it sometimes isn’t helpful for some people doesn’t mean solar shouldn’t be installed. It can still be useful for some of the time.
The grids will also not be upgraded until there is a strong demand - which you don’t get by waiting. We need to act now, even if it isn’t perfect.
All these arbitrary delays are unnecessary and just serves to make the inevitable more severe.

Это конечно круто, но я очень сомневаюсь, что этого хватит для обеспечения 50% энергии таким количеством, на столько квартир. Тем более, солнце не всегда светит.
That's cool, of course, but I highly doubt it's enough to provide 50% of the energy in that amount, for that many apartments. Especially since the sun doesn't always shine.

@EU_Commission How about changing regulation now to make it easier to get and run renewables for everyone? For example: drop all taxes on the Hardware and drop all taxes on the renewable engergy production?

@EU_Commission If I don't remember wrong. Firefighters tend to refuse to stop fires in houses with solar panels. So i hope you have a plan for firesecurity first, because it will be more than annoying if a whole or part of a city has to burn down from a single fire, because of those EU-prescribed Solarpanels

@SoerenVSM @EU_Commission that's not true. Fire fighters also fight fires in houses with solar panels. They have to protect themselves from electricity but they have to do that anyway. It makes their job a little bit harder but they get trained to handle that and there are security measures on installing the panels to make that easier and safer. So fires can be distinguished also with solar panels on the roof.

@SoerenVSM @EU_Commission You're remembering wrong indeed...

While it is true that PV creates additional problems, there are already developments in place to cover those problems...

So .. nop .... havin PV will not lead to your house burning down because the firemen are afraid of getting schocked... ;)

@EU_Commission why waiting so long? Why not now or at least for 2023?

@EU_Commission That's all well and good but when are we going to face up the the fact that storage tech is to immature and expensive to provide a reliable baseload meaning we will need to keep the existing nuclear fleets up as long as possible while working on replacing them with passively safe small modular reactors if we are to have any hope of meeting emissions goals?

@EU_Commission Have you seriously considered that our electric infrastructure needs to be adjusted extensively to put that solar energy to use? #overload I am pretty sure that this cannot be done in 3 years time to meet such obligations.

@helma @EU_Commission Uhm .... most of the electricity will probably already used up on premise ... especially considering the rising need for air conditioning and EV charging.....

So yeah, our grid needs to adapt, but it's not that bad when all factors are counted in. IMHO

@hackbyte @EU_Commission Maybe your grid is different to ours. Ours in NL is regularly overloaded, especially in areas with lots of solar panels. Entire new built areas cannot be hooked up. We use an electric car and have 19 solar panels, but cannot get a heavier charger, because there us no roomth on the grid. We have to use a slow, ordinary converter to consume our own produced electricity. In other areas they simply shut the self-production down to zero because the infra is overloaded.

@helma I'm living in germany .. our grid is not _that_ much different...

But what's different, or more or less not different at all, is most of this myth about already overloaded grids..

For example, it makes no sense, when you're charging from your very own PV panels, that there is any load on the grid _at all_... It's just made up BS...

In your particular case, when you for example integrade some PowerWall into your setup, you could actually charge up your batteries over the day and still charge your EV at night with a higher amount of energy that the grid could provide .. just because, you don't even need energy from the grid...

The problem is just ... in that case, no external grid or generator provider would be in that chain .. so, nobody can suck out money from you.

Similar ... let's call them fuckups, are happening over here in germany...

There are modern balcony-PV packages including a microinverter, designed to directly supply your household electricity up to (!) 600 watts/wh capacity... We can discuss if the mandatory cap at 600w really makes sense or of it should and could be more...

But usually, you already get problems _just_ getting _any_ permit for a panel on your balcony regardless of what the landlord thinks... It's just "pv on balconys would harm the image of a city"(!!) .... especially in Stuttgart and Frankfurt...

It's just insane..

It's overall not the technology and not the unfitting infrastructure .... but massive amounts of lobbyism and monetary interests behind _most_ of these problems... Sadly. 🙁

(And most of the stories about missing grid capacity is just plain lies .... for example about the EV charging capacitiy. Yes indeed, this needs to be carefully managed to not overload the old lines.... But that's absolutely possible if you consider that you don't need a frickin Super/-Fast-charger for your allday overnight charging needs....... So with intelligent load-balancing including all EVSE cables, it could work ..... it's just not wanted.)
@helma Btw, in the USA V2L is already a thing. There you can power your house from the battery from a Rivian R1t for example.. Some texan youtuber calculated, in case of a power outage, he can still power his whole house for about 3 days.....

Imagine to try such a thing in Germany, NL .. or "west europe" overall ... unthinkable ... Even if you would opt for a foll blown insular setup (which actually is'nt even possible within german laws.).

@hackbyte We simply maxed out our grid on several locations throughout the country. Like one big Stau. Of course sometimes it's regulations that create an extra problem. For now we still have that old meter that runs back when we produce energy. Wanna know more about our 'nuts' try this:

@helma Thx for that... and ever again there they say:

Congestiemanagement biedt hier geen oplossing, blijkt uit ons onderzoek.

And i have sincere doubts on this part.

I know that there is a lot of need for updates lines.. But that's everyhwhere the case..

The main question is, why are there no programs in place to upgrade the infrastructure whenever possible?

For example, over here, there are troups running trough streets laying dirk fibres for new updated internet connections...

Why can't we use the trences they dug up anyways to lay more cables for electricity?

Where exactly lies the problem, to upgrade a over-land cable to transport more energie from one part of the country to another?

They don't even always need to be completely new lines, at some huge over-land lines, you can possibly upgrade the cables as is.....

I just don't understand it....

And ever again .... i have to ask;

Cui Bono? 🙁
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