News ArchiveESMC's archived publications and press releases.
Here you’ll find all press releases, publications, news letters and position papers written or co-written by ESMC as an organization or individual board members.
Seize the Advantage: TCTF support without a time limit combined with the REPowerEU financing is an attractive opportunity for PV manufacturing
The European Commission recently adopted a Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework (TCTF) to provide support opportunities for Net-Zero industries. With confirmation from the European Commission, the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) clarifies the time...
Press release: ESMC requests EU Member States to allocate REPowerEU financing to PV manufacturing
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) is urgently requesting the EU Member States to allocate financial support to PV manufacturing using the REPowerEU grants financing in the ongoing revision of the national Recovery and Resilience Plans. As it is pointed...
New global certification of low-carbon PV modules
A brand new global certification of low-carbon embedded modules has been launched. This significant achievement was made possible by the non-profit organization Global Electronics Council, with funding from the Ultra Low-Carbon Solar Alliance (ULCSA). Working in...
Press release: ESMC welcomes State aid flexibilities for accelerated investments in strategic sectors
This press release of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) is in response to the proposals of the European Commission adopted yesterday (9 March) amending the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER), and the proposed Temporary Crisis and Transition...
ESMC appoints a Sustainability Policy Director
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) happily announces that Jens Holm, former Swedish MP, joins the ESMC executive team as Sustainability Policy Director. Jens Holm has 15 years’ experience as a full-time politician, with three years in the European...
VITRONIC – Showcasing the value of precise inspection
Meeting ESMC Board member Richard Moreth, also means meeting one of the most experienced in the field of Automatic optical Inspection (AOI) of PV in Europe. This is an important, but not always visible, step in the production chain, and we had the opportunity to speak...
New McKinsey Report: Building a competitive solar-PV supply chain in Europe
The analysis firm McKinsey & Company published a well-executed and relevant analysis yesterday, focusing on the operational conditions of the European PV industry. By comparing the existing policy structure, global market share, and industrial pipeline, the...
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology – With a systemic approach
Dr. Stephan Abermann, part of the ESMC Board since its formation, is a true clean-technology enthusiast. His career has ranged from being a European Patent Attorney to Head of New Technology Scouting at Swarovski, ultimately leading him to the biggest non-university...
Press release: ESMC delivers backbone proposals for the European Solar PV Industry Alliance before its launch
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) has sent a letter to the European Commission, indicating 8 key proposals to create a competitive European PV manufacturing ecosystem as soon as possible. The key takeaways from the backbone proposals are that speed is of...
MCPV- Aiming for a fully integrated EU solar supply chain
Prof. Eicke R. Weber hardly needs any introduction in this context. As co-chair of ESMC since the organization was formed in 2019, he often represents ESMC and is a well-known face for our members. When we e-meet him for an interview, he is sitting in a sunny Freiburg...
Launch of the third large-scale call of the EU Innovation fund
Yesterday marked the launch of the third large-scale call of the EU Innovation fund. To our great delight, the call includes as foreseen a dedicated window for “Large Scale Projects — Clean-tech manufacturing” with a budget of € 700 million (03 Manufacturing)....
New report: 5% of new capacity from “Innovative” Renewable Energy
In the context of our collaboration with and support of EUREC (The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres) we want to highlight a newly released report: 5% of new capacity from “Innovative” Renewable Energy: A necessary and do-able enhancement to...
ESMC expects European Solar PV Industry Alliance to scale up PV manufacturing capacities
Kicking off the work of the European Solar PV Industry Alliance by the European Commission marks an important step in creating scaled and long-term competitive PV manufacturing capacities in Europe, as now from the strategic acknowledgement of the need of a viable PV...
Call to rebalance the Innovation Fund to better include renewable energy
Renewables displace fossil fuels - the Innovation Fund must recognise this cc: European Commissioner for Energy Kadri Simson cc: European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriels. BRUSSELS, 20 September 2022. Dear Executive...
SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – ready to help establish GW-production in Europe
Name:Bernhard Krause Company:SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Position:Corporate Communications Worldwide, spokesperson Location:Kahl, France No. years in the industry:15 year Company webpage: https://www.singulus.com/For more than 25 years, Bernhard Krause has been working for...
VOLTEC Solar – With local values
Name: Lucas Weiss Company: Voltec Solar Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Location: Alsace, France No. years in the industry: 16 years Company webpage: www.voltec-solar.com“I installed my first PV module in 2003, and already then I felt that solar energy was the...
Fraunhofer ISE – European research with sustainability at its core
When interviewing Andreas Bett, who is serving a second term as board director of ESMC, the conversation slides into the topic of sustainability, and what really fits into the term. With 35 years in the European PV industry, Prof. Dr Bett is a perfect candidate when...
The Renewable Energy Directive must drive the market uptake of innovative renewable technologies
Leading renewable energy industry federations, think tanks and research centres call for faster market uptake of renewable sources and next-generation RES technologies. BRUSSELS, 21 June 2022. The twin geopolitical and energy crises have thrown into sharp relief the...
Press release: ESMC strongly supports the EU Solar PV Industry Alliance – bold actions are necessary
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) expresses strong support for the EU Solar PV Industry Alliance proposed in the recently adopted EU Solar Energy Strategy and requests to start the work of the Alliance and establish a concrete support program for PV...
Statement: ESMC supports the actions of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on forced labour in PV industry
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) highly appreciates the actions of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to request higher supply chain transparency, to be able to carry out thorough due diligence processes, so that Chinese...
Press release: IPCEI for PV launched in Brussels – EU Member States are invited to join the framework
On May 20th, an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) for PV was officially launched by the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) in association with the partners of the European Solar Initiative, at an event in Brussels. The target of the IPCEI...
Press Release: ESMC Welcomes the Inclusion of PV Manufacturing into the EU Solar Strategy – Concrete Actions Should be Taken Without Delay
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) congratulates the European Commission on adopting the EU Solar Energy Strategy earlier than expected. We note that most of the ESMC proposals have been included into the Strategy; However, more concrete targeted actions...
Press release: EU Member States are mobilizing efforts on a PV-IPCEI
This week will be of the key importance for the future of solar developments in the EU and the whole European PV manufacturing industry. The strategic agenda for the European PV deployment and the PV manufacturing industry will be set in the REPowerEU Plan and EU...
Press release: ESMC releases the policy proposals for the EU strategy for solar energy
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) welcomes the forthcoming EU strategy for solar energy as the framework for building long-term competitiveness and critical mass of PV manufacturing capacities in Europe. This is crucial for reducing strategic...
ESMC statement on the European Commission’s proposed plan REPowerEU to reduce EU energy dependence on Russian fossil fuels
ESMC supports the action plan proposed by the European Commission on more ambitious and targeted deployment of renewables and requests quick and dedicated measures for the European solar PV manufacturing industry, to bridge the supply gap. ESMC's proposed measures of...
The European Commission acknowledges Solar PV as a strategic dependency in new Report
In line with ESMC's core message, the European Commission highlights the critical situation with high PV manufacturing concentration in China and emphasizes PV panels as a strategic dependency product group. The European Commission recently released an updated...
“Made in EU-PV” – Progress and opportunities to contribute
We are happy to share good news about the »Made in EU-PV« film initiative: The film will be produced the coming months, as it has now gathered sufficient funds. As earlier communicated, ESMC is a cooperation partner for the film project. The plan is to produce a film...
Press release: ESMC releases a review summary of the RRF support for PV manufacturing
The Recovery and Resilience Facility makes €723.8 billion available to support measures undertaken by European Union (EU) Member States as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. To benefit from the support of the RRF, EU Member States must submit Recovery and...
An impact opportunity: “Made in EU-PV”
In line with our core mission to improve the conditions for European PV manufacturing and call for central support, ESMC would like to introduce you to a fundraiser film-project that we are supporting: “Made in EU- PV”. By creating a documentary film, the industry...
Our co-President Eicke Weber on the revival of European cell production
Our co-President Eicke Weber share his thoughts on the history of German, and European, PV manufacturing and calls for a rapid revival of European cell production to break free from dependence on China in a recent interview with Dieter Düran. In the interview, Mr....
Press release: ESMC alerts the EU Member States not to lose the PV manufacturing opportunities in Europe
The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) along with the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRP) are timely instrument to push the European Green Deal objectives forward. However, the RRPs presented by the Member States to the European Commission do not reflect...
ESMC calls the European Commission for the comprehensive solar strategy
European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) recently requested the European Commission for the comprehensive EU solar strategy to be prepared and stronger Photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing reflection in Recovery and Resilience Facility. This request has been made as a...
Press Release: Solar manufacturing renaissance in Europe — appeal for RRF commitment
The European Photovoltaic (PV) Industry is suffering from a lack of strategic policy priorities. With an import dependency and thus large economic values being lost, the whole region would benefit from a renaissance of the European PV industry. By vigorously reversing...
Press release – Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, former energy minister of Lithuania, joins ESMC
ESMC is happy to announce that Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is joining the executive team as Executive Policy Advisor. Mr Vaičiūnas until recently (from December 2016 to December 2020) served as the Minister of Energy of Lithuania and before that as an EU Energy Attaché in...
Appointment of Johan Lindahl as ESMC’s new Interim Secretary General
The General Assembly has appointed Dr. Johan Lindahl as Interim Secretary General of ESMC, effective as of March 2021.
ESMC Newsletter – January 2021
Latest news and updates on European solar PV manufacturing
Press Release – AGC Solar joins the European Solar Manufacturing Council
AGC Glass Europe float glass technology provides a sustainable solution for a European solar value chain and enables the domestic manufacturing industry to meet the growing demand for solar energy power capacity.
ESMC Statement on Forced Labour
The ESMC firmly condemns forced labour and human rights abuses.
ESMC position on the Solar Manufacturing Industry negotiations with the French government
ESMC Board position on the French solar manufacturing industry.
“If you please − draw me a sheep!”
Says the little prince in 2nd chapter of the wonderful book by Saint Exupery. If you remember well this story and if you read it again, long time after we probably all had do read it in school you might be surprised how much it can teach us: The aviator that tries to draw a sheep and fails all the time in the eyes of the (young) Little Prince. The Little Prince, Greta, our children and grandchildren cannot be satisfied with the “Energy policy-sheep” that current politicians draw, mainly influenced by powerful lobby groups that like to maintain the status quo.
Replay of the 1st virtual edition of the Solar Industry Forum
Watch it again! 1st Virtual edition of the Solar Industry Forum.
The benefits of local solar manufacturing – Renewable Energy Virtual Summit
Highlight of the benefits of local solar manufacturing at the Renewable Energy Virtual Summit
Eurosolar Europe Prize
ESMC Secretary General participated at the Eurosolar Europe Jury.
New push on policies from the ESMC
Push towards policies that efficiently support the European PV industry.
And the EU-parliament event tops this: EU Parliament votes for 60% carbon emissions cut by 2030
EU Parliament voted the proposed amendment on the 2030 objective (60% carbon emissions cut by 2030)
“Save the French solar industry!” Article by our ESMC board member Lucas Weiss, Voltec Solar (English translation)
Article by our member Voltec Solar on the French solar industry.
“Solar disruption has just begun” by Prof. Weber at the First World Solar Technology Summit.
Video by Prof.Weber on the disruptive solar technologies at WSTS2020.
The Sun always in our mind…
“If I am asked whether it is in my nature to worship the sun, I say: absolutely!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in conversation with Johann Peter Eckermann, March 1832.
Fossil addiction drives us again:
The current hype for “Green” Blue and other shades of Hydrogen via “natural gas” removes energy from the effort that we need to put into the massive deployment of the renewables, mainly Solar PV.
Event: Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration – 20 October 2020
Event : Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration
20 October 2020 | Webinar
Event: Start Up Energy Transition 2020
Start Up Energy Transition
SET Week Online: October 19-22, 2020
New alliance for Solar Panels has been created
The new Ultra Low Carbon Solar Alliance will work to build greater market awareness around how solar supply chain decarbonization is producing solar panels with low embodied carbon to help governments and companies meet aggressive sustainability goals.
Solar will be the number one electricity capacity in Europe
Solar is predicted to be the number one electricity capacity in Europe, article by the IEA.
Commission raises climate ambition and proposes 55% cut in emissions by 2030
European Commission presented its plan to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030.
Some of you might know this fantastic Jazz song from 1932 performed by late Chet Baker:
Alone together, beyond the crowd
Above the world, we’re not too proud
To cling together, we’re strong
As long as we’re together
Although clear for a long time almost no European Government takes the appropriate action to tackle the challenges of our changing world. It does not help to meet and greet Greta and the world becomes a better place.
We need action to fight climate crisis but as well understand the effects on public health: An alarming report came from the European Environment Agency “Air pollution remains Europe’s top environmental threat to health, with more than 400 000 premature deaths driven by air pollution every year in the EU. Noise pollution comes second, contributing to 12 000 premature deaths.“ ‘The Green Deal on a sustainable future, strong action is needed… towards a more inclusive and sustainable Europe,’ said Hans Bruyninckx, EEA Executive Director.
Generalists vs Specialists
The 4th edition of the Solar Industry Forum that took place this Wednesday 9th of September showed again the increased dynamism of European PV manufacturers.
ESMC goes (virtually) India
Early September has seen an important number of high-level events pushing for more India-EU cooperation in Solar Energy.
Which way to go renewables in Europe?
Sleepwalking, side-stepping or frontrunning?
A part of the Bruegel Annual Meeting was VP Timmermans’ talk about the Green Deal, he’s in charge of. VP Timmermans gave a typical example of the lack of vision for Solar by the current statements of the EU-Commission officials.
United in Science: UN Organisations go TOGETHER!
CO2-concentration in the atmosphere reached a new high level: 410 to 414 ppm. If we want to keep the line for 1,5 degree for 2100 we need to reduce carbon emissions by 7 % – every year!
Is he the only one? Indien Prime Minister Modi, a Solar Visionary: Solar Power is sure, pure and secure
India and the visionary approach of Prime Minister Modi: towards Solar PV should inspire Europe.
Finance is key, but fossil and nuclear lobby control…and avoid.
In the latest ESMC discussions, included the Solar Industry Forum’s last session on 9th of September almost all panellists of the European Solar Renaissance Talk claimed easier access to finance.
One new plan more for European large-scale production – IconIQ-Greenfab
The new module production line from Energyra was inaugurated in Zaandam, The Netherlands last Thursday, September 3rd 2020.
Portugal breaking the world record solar price… but?
The recent tender in Portugal could raise eyebrows: with 0,01114 EUR/kWh, it has broken all barriers. But the most competitive PV installations in Europe cannot reach such a LCOE level.
PV Impact – Photowatt opens access to its production facilities to third parties
In an initiative from the H2020 PV Impact project, Photowatt is giving access to their infrastructure to third parties for testing manufacturability of processes.
PV Impact – Search for co-financers in PV recycling plant project
In the scope of the matchmaking events organised by PV Impact to foster collaboration on PV R&I projects, a project from AURINKA PV Group on PV modules repair and recycling won the prize of the best initiative during a specific session on Manufacturing Technologies.
Solar Industry Forum 4th edition On-line sessions every Wednesday in September 2020
Upcoming sessions, organized by ESMC together with ETIP-PV, SolarUnited and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies:
Wednesday 16 September, 2020
Once upon a time…
1990: “The share of solar energies in global energy provision can and must be increased quickly. This applies especially to developing countries which, within the framework of their agricultural and industrial development programmes, are faced with fundamental decisions on the choice of energy sources and carriers.
The Sun always in our mind…
Wooden sculpture gift of a friend, Maja Schepelmann, later she wrote her PhD on Immanuel Kant and prepared a new edition of his work.
The Sun always in our mind…
Over the century the sun always has influenced our creative spirits. The ESMC is publishing in every newsletter an image of the sun.
Once upon a time…
Famous philosopher Georg Hegel (1770-1831) said: “From the history of peoples we can learn that peoples have learned nothing from history.” But with this new ESMC-Newsletter part we at least can try…
Solar Industry Forum 4th edition – On-line sessions every Wednesday in September 2020
Program and registration links available here.
Green Sofa Dialogue No.4: Green is the colour – COVID-19 pandemic & global sustainable finance
Our friends from Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue (BETD) continue their “virtual Energy Dialogue coming Tuesday, 25th August.
PV Impact – Funded R&I projects data collection – Request for input
The H2020 PV Impact project is collecting data on all funded R&I projects that support the SET-Plan Implementation Plan on PV.
IPVF’s PV technology vision for 2030, published in Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications.
This prospective study established by ESMC member Institut Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France (IPVF) aims at describing the conditions that tandem cells and modules need to fulfil to successfully enter the market in 2030
The World Economic Forum suggests Solar to bring down Coal plants!
The World Economic Forum suggests a recovery plan by a short video and key to bring down Coal Plant is – of course Solar PV!
Berlin Research Institute DIW published: “European Green Deal: Using Ambitious Climate Targets and Renewable Energy to Climb out of the Economic Crisis”
The EU Green Deal is a chance for Europe, if we take it seriously. “The emission reductions target must be increased from 40 percent to 65 percent compared to 1990 levels.
New paper from Agora Energiewende: “Recovering better” – More Solar and “European Solar Manufacturing” as an Industry Sector Flagship
Priorities are tripling the speed for creating new solar and wind energy and a “To meet Europe’s increased renewable energy targets it is essential to boost solar manufacturing capacity in the EU.
The IEA Clean Energy Transitions Summit 9th July gathered more than 40 ministers with more than 500.000 people watching the event
Even Mr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency IEA was overwhelmed by the number of participants: More than 500.000 people being online of the important event.
New big player in the French solar manufacturing landscape
French module manufacturing company Voltec Solar, member of the ESMC, plans to join forces with another French module manufacturer, Systovi, to increase together their production capacity to 1 GW.
Meyer Burger on its way for its strategic transformation: New CEO Gunter Erfurt goes GW scale in Europe!
Following the announcement made in June about its strategy to transform itself from a PV equipment manufacturer to a European solar cell and module manufacturer, Meyer Burger has achieved several steps towards its objective during the last weeks.
The European PV industry continues to announce manufacturing expansion …
The European PV industry continues to announce manufacturing expansion, coming from existing actors, as well as newcomers, some promising projects have been on display for the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator (SoMA), early July
China should inspire European officials how to finance a future essential industry
During the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator event, co-hosted by ESMC, it became obvious what element is missing to support the RENAISSANCE of European Solar Industry: easy access to cheap capital. Let us get inspired by the wise and future driven Chinese government...
Pan-European solar rooftop programme proposed by European Parliament Committee
“A proposal for a pan-European solar rooftop programme has been adopted by the European Parliament’s Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.
EU maintains anti-subsidy countervailing duties on imports of solar glass from China
On July 23rd, the European Commission published its decision to maintain the anti-subsidy countervailing duties on imports of solar glass from China.
EU Hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe
On July 8th, the European Commission published its strategic roadmap setting out the vision of how EU can turn clean hydrogen into a cost-competitive solution to decarbonise its economy.
High level gathering in Berlin with German BDEW (German Association of Energy and Water Industries)
ESMC Co-chair Eicke Weber together with ESMC Secretary General Andre Langwost met BDEW CEO Kerstin Andreae and team. BDEW is clearly in favour of a higher use of Solar PV, more detailed publications are to come!
The Solar Industry Forum is back for its 4th edition
Co-organised by the ESMC, SolarUnited, Becquerel Institute, ETIP-PV and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, this event continues to be the meeting point for all industry stakeholders to exchange cutting edge information and raise their knowledge about the future of the manufacturing industry in the solar PV sector.
It’s the Economy AND the Planet, stupid!
Dear friends of European Solar Manufacturing!
In troubling times, with worries about the health and jobs for a lot of citizens we should do the maths. Back in 1992 the word of “It’s the Economy, stupid” became a key element of Bill Clinton’s campaign to win the American presidency. But there had been 2 more elements: “change against more of the same” and “don’t forget health care”. Health care and change need to be combined in our worries for our climate future, so René Cattin, friend of impressive Greta Thunberg, draw a cartoon crossing Economy and changing it against “planet”.
I guess we all agree that we need to make change, so that economy and the care for the planet need to go together. It’s upon us to harmonize both. Integrating externalities is the key, or like our slogan with Brussels based think-tank “Green Budget Europe” was: “Tax bads not goods”. Last year higher CO2 prices heavily pushed Coal electricity out of the European Grid. Even in the heartlands of Coal, Germany and Poland, it becomes more expensive to burn coal for electricity.
At ESMC we are very happy about the recent announcements to bring back large-scale European PV production to Europe. We congratulate Voltec-Solar, Systovi and Meyer Burger for their courage to move on towards the right direction. We need more of this entrepreneur-spirit!
This follows the joint initiative “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator” by SolarPower Europe, VDMA, ETIP-PV, IPVF and ESMC to push for more European production. More to come soon.
Please join us in September for our 7 Wednesday sessions of the Solar Industry Forum, hosted jointly by SOLARUNITED, Becquerel Institute, ETIP-PV, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies and ESMC.
Intersolar trade show will do a 2 days online event 14th and 15th JulyProgram: https://www.thesmartere.com/en/events/online-events/intersolar-innovation-dayHannover trade show goes Virtual: Several times postponed now life with an interesting...
The EU Innovation Fund – large-scale call has just started
The EU Innovation Fund – large-scale call has just started: It is one of the world’s largest funding programmes for demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies
Two documents on the EU energy strategy
Two documents on the EU energy strategy, published July 8th focusing on “Green hydro” and “off-shore-wind” almost only. It seems that Solar is a lost battle for the EU-Commission, although it should be a key player!
Little ambition for a real European Energy future
Little ambition for a real European Energy future: The German program for it’s EU – presidency
German Coal Phase out
German Coal Phase out: Too late too expensive: last week’s decision by German Government to phase out Coal by 2038 largely insufficient and as many critics state largely overpaid
ESMC participated at World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)2nd Climate and Energy Benchmark
Measuring is key: ESMC participated at World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA)2nd Climate and Energy Benchmark: measures and ranks the world’s 50 most influential electric utilities companies on their transition to a low-carbon economy.
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF)
The European Parliament’s Regional Affairs Committee on the EU’s proposed €40 billion Just Transition Fund (JTF) Plan the inclusion of “natural” (=fossil) gas can be a crucial element for Coal areas, but heavy support of the Fossil gas cannot be the solution.
Pascal Canfin interview: EU must apply green finance taxonomy
Pascal Canfin interview: EU must apply green finance taxonomy:“The taxonomy classifies technologies in three categories: 1) “green” technologies such as renewable energies, 2) those “enabling” the transition and 3) so-called “transition” technologies.
Bloomberg BNEF understands much better that Solar is a key solution
Bloomberg BNEF understands much better that Solar is a key solution: In partnership with European Commission Coal Regions in Transition Platform, released together an in-depth analysis on Bulgaria, Czechia, Poland and Romania, showing how current market...
The World economic Forum outlines the dilemna in Finance
The World economic Forum outlines the dilemma in Finance in Europe and how to bridge the gap:http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Bridging_the_Gap_in_European_Scale_up_Funding_2020.pdf
Green Jobs a key for a Post Corona Recovery IRENA states
“Policy makers need to recognise how many renewable energy jobs can be created along each segment of the value chain, so they can design green recovery programmes that maximise regional and national value creation. From project planning and development to the...
Hannover trade show goes Virtual
Several times postponed now life with an interesting Online on the 14th and 15th July Program with several energy and digitalisation topics: Future minded like the real show in Hannover: https://hannovermesse.digital/en/program_overview/
Intersolar trade show online event 14th and 15th July
Intersolar trade show will do a 2 days online event 14th and 15th JulyProgram: https://www.thesmartere.com/en/events/online-events/intersolar-innovation-day
No lost Battle! European Solar is the answer !
Dear friends of European Solar Manufacturing ! In recent weeks we are moving slowly back to “normal” Tuesday 23rd June we had the opportunity to meet again in Brussels with HQ-team to discuss “in real” next ESMC-steps.Yesterday 8th July, we had a gathering...
The Solar Manufacturing Accelerator
The Joint Initiative to promote Solar Manufacturing in Brussels The first event took place this 8th of July the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator(SoMA), the joint initiative by ETIP-PV, SolarPower Europe (SPE), IPVF (Solar Europe Now), VDMA and ESMC,...
Position on European Commission’s Preparatory study for solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems, considering Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement.
Position of the European Solar Manufacturing Council on: European Commission’s Preparatory study for solar photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems, considering Ecodesign, Energy Label, EU Ecolabel, EU Green Public Procurement. The European Solar Manufacturing...
Neue EU-Kommissionspräsidentin verspricht „Green Deal für Europa“ bis Anfang 2020
In ihrer Bewerbungsrede sprach sich Ursula von der Leyen für eine ambitionierte Klimapolitik aus. Die Photovoltaik- und Erneuerbaren-Branche in Deutschland und Europa regierte positiv, will nun aber auch Taten sehen. Die Grünen halten die in Aussicht gestellten...
European Solar Manufacturing Council chooses Eicke Weber as chairman
The former director of Fraunhofer ISE will be officially elected at a general assembly planned for September. The ESCM wants a strong Europe to be part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and also pay attention to sustainability. The board of the European Solar...
The solar industry promotes Industry 4.S – with “s” for sustainability!
EU 2019-2024 Legislative Policy Cycle The solar industry promotes Industry 4.S – with “s” for sustainability! European solar manufacturers, equipment producers and R&D institutes claim for uniting climate protection and industrial politics in the EU. “Voters in...
SolarPower Europe swings to aid manufacturing in EU after MIP victory; December 2018
DE/ Hersteller und Forschungseinrichtungen gründen eigene Allianz in Europa, PV Magazine, 24th September, 2018
Council representing entire European solar manufacturing value chain planned, PVTECH, 25th September 2018
Manufacturers and research institutes form alliance in Europe – for PV Magazine, 25th September, 2018