EU Strategy on Solar Energy



In spring 2022, ESMC welcomed the forthcoming EU strategy for solar energy as the framework for building long-term competitiveness and critical mass of PV manufacturing capacities in Europe.



Solar Strategy


Promoting the development of manufacturing capacities for sustainable PV products in Europe requires implementation of support policies, without slowing down market development. 

Following the EU industrial strategy, ESMC have requested a Solar Strategy in which the significance of PV manufacturing will be addressed. During 2021 and 2022, ESMC have provided input to the European Commission in the forming of the EU Strategy on Solar Energy.

Working group publications 


ESMC Welcomes the Inclusion of PV Manufacturing in the EU Solar Strategy

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 are necessary to be launched without delay in order to re-establish solar PV manufacturing capacities in Europe in competitive scale and to reduce the increasing solar PV trade deficit.

Žygimantas Vaičiūnas

Žygimantas Vaičiūnas

Policy Director

For more information or details about ESMCs activity around the EU Solar Strategy.

Other deliveries from this working group


ESMC Policy proposals for the EU strategy for solar energy


ESMC statement on the European Commission’s proposed plan REPowerEU


ESMC letter to the commissioners Frans Timmermans, Kadri Simson and Thierry Breton


Call for a
European Solar