The EU proposes to ensure that at least one renewable energy community is set up in every municipality with a population higher than 10,000 people by 2025. It will also support member states in implementing collective self-consumption and energy community frameworks.
On 18 May 2022, the European Commission published the REPowerEU package setting out the roadmap for ending reliance on imported Russian fossil fuels. The package of announcements included a first-of-its-kind EU Solar Strategy increasing solar ambition in Europe by 43% and uncovering several steps to speed up solar deployment: new guidance on permitting, a Solar Rooftops Initiative, a Solar PV Industry Alliance and a Solar Skills Partnership. SolarPowerEU