EU FundsESMC 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 a working group on EU funds, which has mainly been focusing on the RRF.
As part of a wide-ranging response, the aim of the Recovery and Resilience Facility is to
mitigate the economic and social impact of the coronavirus pandemic and make European
economies and societies more sustainable, resilient, and better prepared for the challenges
and opportunities of the green and digital transitions.
During 2021, ESMC addressed the EU Commission and followed the development of the Recovery and Resilience plans (RRP), and thereafter studied and summarized the total support for PV manufacturing in the endorsed plans.
Since winter 2021, the working group has mainly focused on the appropriate representation of PV manfacturing in the Just Transition Fund plans, that are to be drafted in 2022.
Working group publications
Review summary – PV support in the Recovery and Resilience plans
ESMC evaluated and summarized the content of 10 endorsed RRPs. In ESMC’s RRP evaluation effort, a total of €477 million was identified as possible direct support for PV manufacturing. This support consists of both loans and grants to establish or strengthen the PV value chain in Italy, Romania, and Croatia.