Eco-design

ESMC Working Group

 

In order to create a favorable political environment and support the PV manufacturing industry in Europe, the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) initiated three working groups, one of them on the topic of Eco-design.  

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Working group mission

The European Commission is considering environmental policies for PV and are considering the mandatory policies Eco-Design for modules and inverters and Energy Labelling for PV systems, in addition to voluntary Eco-Label and Green Public Procurement.

Following the JRC preparatory study, ESMC initiated a Joint Mission Group under ETIP-PV to join forces with Solar Power Europe, PV Thin and IECRE (IEC System for Certification to Standards Relating to Equipment for Use in Renewable Energy Applications) to engage in the policy development process and provide expert input.

The work of the Joint Mission Group is structured in 4 working groups:

  • WG I – Eco-Design PV Modules
  • WG II – Eco-Design Inverters
  • WG III – Energy Label
  • WG IV – Sustainability Criteria

The concrete objective of this Joint Mission Group is to produce an Expert Input Paper with a common position towards the European Commission in the initiative of setting up sustainable product policy instruments (criteria development of the EC policies). This paper was issued in march 2021, see below.

Latest publication

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March 2021

Expert input paper – Eco design and energy labelling for photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems in the EU

The concrete objective of this Joint Mission Group is to produce an Expert Input Paper with a common position towards the European Commission in the initiative of setting up sustainable product policy instruments (criteria development of the EC policies). This paper was issued in march 2021.

Carsten Rohr

Carsten Rohr

ESMC Vice-chair

For more information or details about the WG- Eco-design and Policy mapping:
carsten.rohr@norsun.no

Our latest activity in the working groups

One of ESMCs core missions is to stay updated on the latest news of the PV industry. Below, you can find the latest press releases on ESMC activities. Beside these published announcements, ESMCs working groups are involved in public consultation rounds on the central policy topics.