Sat Jan 7th, 2023 at 03:09:41 AM EST
"The installation of solar panels on the roofs of buildings is already mandatory in Baden-Wuerttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, while Berlin, Hamburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, Bavaria, Schleswig-Holstein, and Lower Saxony have adopted laws introducing the obligation as of January 1, 2023."
"The French parliament has approved a new measure to make it mandatory for parking lots to include solar if their surface area is more than 1,500 square meters."
"Tokyo is mandating that all new homes in the city be built with rooftop solar panels starting in 2025."
"Three in four houseowners in Germany wish to put a solar PV array on their roofs, according to a survey commissioned by the country's solar industry lobby group BSW Solar. One in five houseowners aims to install solar PV arrays within the next twelve months, the survey by pollster YouGov also revealed, making the solar industry confident that a 'persistent solar power boom' lies ahead for Germany. Two thirds gave rising energy prices as a their main motivation, while 40 said they were driven by climate action. About 80 percent of the over 1,000 houseowners surveyed said they could imagine simultaneously installing a power storage unit to maximise the effectiveness of their roof-mounted solar power installations."
I doubt if the survey asked anyone whether they were going solar to parry the energy weapon Putin, for one, is now using but it does.