Online conference on PV and self-consumption in the commercial and industrial sector


On November 29th 2023, the Franco-German Office for the Energy Transition (DFBEW/OFATE) is hosting an online conference on the following topic:

PV and self-consumption in the commercial and
industrial sectors in France and Germany

In France and Germany, the necessary acceleration in the expansion of photovoltaic capacity is now underway to meet the targets set for solar power. These targets are 215 GW by 2030 in Germany and more than 35 GW by 2028 in France. In France, the targets are likely to be raised further as part of the revision of the multiannual energy plan (Programmation pluriannuelle de l'Energie, PPE). Despite the acceleration in the pace of expansion, this momentum will need to increase further in the coming years. Installations on commercial and industrial buildings still offer untapped potential.

According to the German Solar Industry Association (BSW), photovoltaic systems with a combined capacity of around 1.5 GW will have been installed on company roofs in Germany in 2022. The latest legislative package on solar energy, approved by the federal cabinet in August and to be debated in parliament in the autumn, includes measures to facilitate and accelerate the development of solar installations. In France, regulatory measures such as the Climate and Resilience Law (Loi climat et résilience) and the Law on the Acceleration of the Production of Renewable Energies (Loi d'accélération de la production d'énergies renouvelables), which require the installation of PV systems on new buildings and, gradually, on renovated buildings, are also helping to boost solar energy on commercial and industrial buildings.

In addition, the attractiveness of the market and the development of business models play an important role in the successful growth of the sector. Self-consumption is one such model. It is an attractive model, especially in the context of high energy prices, but challenges remain in its implementation.

This conference will present the legal framework and experiences of rooftop photovoltaic projects with self-consumption in France and Germany. Speakers will also discuss the challenges and obstacles to the development of this sector.

Participation in the conference is free of charge for members of the DFBEW/OFATE, representatives of public authorities and the press. The fee for non-members is 450€ per person (plus VAT).

The event will be simultaneously translated into French and German.

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Further information in French at: