IPCEI for PV Manufacturing
One of ESMC’s concrete goals is to form an IPCEI for PV Manufacturing. ESMC has initiated an IPCEI consortia (working group), gathering over 60 European companies and research organizations, all actively engaged in forming a PV IPCEI.
IPCEI Working Group
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides for the possibility of approving state aid for ‘Important Projects of Common European Interest’ (IPCEI). IPCEIs allow European Member States to jointly support transnational cooperation projects with major synergies that make an important contribution to economic growth, jobs and the competitiveness of the EU industry and economy.
One of ESMC main goals is to create an IPCEI for PV manufacturing. ESMC initiated a process and a working group in spring 2021, in collaboration with the European Solar Initiative. Since mid-2021, the IPCEI consortia attracted over 60 European companies and research organizations, all actively engaged in forming an IPCEI for PV manufacturing under the lead of ESMC.
Working group publications
May 20th marked the day for the official launch of the PV IPCEI. The event brought together high-level representatives from the European Commission, Member States, and the PV manufacturing industry to present and discuss the ongoing progress, the current geopolitical and market environment and to foresee the next steps to start the necessary PV-IPCEI policy and regulatory actions without delay.