Solar generation records across Europe will continue to be set through 2019, despite harsher winters.
That’s according to experts at Sun Investment Group, who stress photovoltaic panels are still actually highly effective during cold but clear winter periods, as they are powered by sunlight and not heat.
They suggest 2019’s solar output is likely to overtake that seen in this summer’s heatwaves, during which time solar energy records soared across Europe and the market grew by 28.4% – in the UK, solar briefly overtook gas generation as the main form of energy.
Sun Investment Group analysts added that homes and businesses should adopt the technology to save money and help the EU reach its target of sourcing 15% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
Deividas Varabauskas, CEO of Sun Investment Group, said: “Although is too early to mention in percentage terms how much we expect the previous winter records for solar energy to be beaten by, we believe that based on the climate changes that contributed to this summer’s heatwave, new records will be set for solar energy output in the coming months and into 2019.”