Solar energy technologies convert energy from sunlight to electricity, either directly through photovoltaics or indirectly through concentrated solar power or a combination of both. The European Union has taken significant measures to boost market uptake and make solar technologies more accessible to consumers, particularly through Clean Energy.
Due to a solid industrial foundation, solar power has fast become one of the cheapest technologies for electricity generation worldwide. Between 2009 and 2018, the costs of production decreased by 75% while the market continued to expand. In 2018, the EU market grew by 8GW, and by an estimated 15-17GW in 2019.