The Recovery and Resilience Facility makes €723.8 billion available to support measures undertaken by European Union (EU) Member States as a response to the coronavirus pandemic. To benefit from the support of the RRF, EU Member States must submit Recovery and Resilience plans (RRPs), with the reforms and investments to be implemented by the end...
In line with our core mission to improve the conditions for European PV manufacturing and call for central support, ESMC would like to introduce you to a fundraiser film-project that we are supporting: “Made in EU- PV”. By creating a documentary film, the industry could communicate the European PV potential and call for action. The goal is to...
Our co-President Eicke Weber share his thoughts on the history of German, and European, PV manufacturing and calls for a rapid revival of European cell production to break free from dependence on China in a recent interview with Dieter Düran. In the interview, Mr. Weber shares that ESMC are aiming for three quarters of the solar power installed...
Press release: ESMC alerts the EU Member States not to lose the PV manufacturing opportunities in Europe
The Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) along with the national Recovery and Resilience Plans (RRP) are timely instrument to push the European Green Deal objectives forward. However, the RRPs presented by the Member States to the European Commission do not reflect the European Union’s latest Industry Strategy which identifies PV manufacturing...
European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) recently requested the European Commission for the comprehensive EU solar strategy to be prepared and stronger Photovoltaics (PV) manufacturing reflection in Recovery and Resilience Facility. This request has been made as a follow-up of the Policy Statement prepared by ESMC and targeted for the PV...
The European Photovoltaic (PV) Industry is suffering from a lack of strategic policy priorities. With an import dependency and thus large economic values being lost, the whole region would benefit from a renaissance of the European PV industry. By vigorously reversing the situation and creating an opportunity for the PV industry to supply the...
ESMC is happy to announce that Žygimantas Vaičiūnas is joining the executive team as Executive Policy Advisor. Mr Vaičiūnas until recently (from December 2016 to December 2020) served as the Minister of Energy of Lithuania and before that as an EU Energy Attaché in Brussels. Mr Vaičiūnas will contribute with significant knowledge about energy...
The General Assembly has appointed Dr. Johan Lindahl as Interim Secretary General of ESMC, effective as of March 2021.
Latest news and updates on European solar PV manufacturing
AGC Glass Europe float glass technology provides a sustainable solution for a European solar value chain and enables the domestic manufacturing industry to meet the growing demand for solar energy power capacity.
The ESMC firmly condemns forced labour and human rights abuses.
ESMC Board position on the French solar manufacturing industry.
Says the little prince in 2nd chapter of the wonderful book by Saint Exupery. If you remember well this story and if you read it again, long time after we probably all had do read it in school you might be surprised how much it can teach us: The aviator that tries to draw a sheep and fails all the time in the eyes of the (young) Little Prince. The Little Prince, Greta, our children and grandchildren cannot be satisfied with the “Energy policy-sheep” that current politicians draw, mainly influenced by powerful lobby groups that like to maintain the status quo.
Watch it again! 1st Virtual edition of the Solar Industry Forum.
Highlight of the benefits of local solar manufacturing at the Renewable Energy Virtual Summit
ESMC Secretary General participated at the Eurosolar Europe Jury.
Push towards policies that efficiently support the European PV industry.
EU Parliament voted the proposed amendment on the 2030 objective (60% carbon emissions cut by 2030)
“Save the French solar industry!” Article by our ESMC board member Lucas Weiss, Voltec Solar (English translation)
Article by our member Voltec Solar on the French solar industry.
Video by Prof.Weber on the disruptive solar technologies at WSTS2020.
“If I am asked whether it is in my nature to worship the sun, I say: absolutely!”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in conversation with Johann Peter Eckermann, March 1832.
The current hype for “Green” Blue and other shades of Hydrogen via “natural gas” removes energy from the effort that we need to put into the massive deployment of the renewables, mainly Solar PV.
Event : Innovations in electricity market design for solar and wind integration
20 October 2020 | Webinar
Start Up Energy Transition
SET Week Online: October 19-22, 2020
The new Ultra Low Carbon Solar Alliance will work to build greater market awareness around how solar supply chain decarbonization is producing solar panels with low embodied carbon to help governments and companies meet aggressive sustainability goals.