Starting 2023, Berlin plans to make solar energy systems compulsory for climate protection in accordance to the Berlin Solar Act. New buildings are mandated to install a photovoltaic (PV) or solar system on their roofs, as part of a strategy to source a quarter of the German capital’s power from solar by mid-century. The solar mandate will also be valid for already existing buildings where the roofs are to be substantially renovated.
“With our solar law, a Solarpflicht (solar mandate) for all new buildings and for existing buildings with fundamental roof renovation comes from 2023 on,” energy senator (minister) Ramona Pop said. “Berlin has many roofs and therefore a lot of potential for solar energy. We want to use that, because Berlin needs more photovoltaic systems to become climate neutral.”
Exceptions from this obligation will be made for roofs facing north or where installing solar panels is technically impossible.
The US state of California has also recently adopted a solar mandate for most new homes. In Germany, the states of Baden-Württemberg, Schleswig-Holstein, and Hamburg also plan or consider solar mandates from next year or 2023 on. With the Philippines more ideally situated near the equator, a law mandating solar energy systems for homes and business would be a huge step forward for the country’s goal to reduce emissions by 75% by 2030.
Mandate or not, you can take your own steps towards climate protection by getting a 100% German solar system for your home or business. Generate your own clean energy and enjoy thousands off your electric bill instantly!
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