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EU Funds

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 a working group on EU funds, which has mainly been focusing on the RRF.

EU Funds Working Group

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 and the REPowerEU chapters of the updated RRPs.

Working group publications

Johan Lindahl
ESMC Secretary General

For more information:

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.


Other deliveries from this working group

Press release: ESMC requests EU Member States to allocate REPowerEU financing to PV manufacturing

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News: Launch of the third large-scale call of the EU Innovation fund


Press release: ESMC welcomes State aid flexibilities for accelerated investments in strategic sectors

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Policy statement – appeal for RRF commitment


Letter for call to rebalance the Innovation Fund to better include renewable energy – with answer from EU Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans


The answer to our statement from Commissioner Kadri Simson