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VITRONIC – Showcasing the value of precise inspection

Meeting ESMC Board member Richard Moreth, also means meeting one of the most experienced in the field of Automatic optical Inspection (AOI) of PV in Europe. This is an important, but not always visible, step in the production chain, and we had the opportunity to speak about it with ESMC Board Member Richard Moreth, senior strategic consultant on...

The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology – With a systemic approach

Dr. Stephan Abermann, part of the ESMC Board since its formation, is a true clean-technology enthusiast. His career has ranged from being a European Patent Attorney to Head of New Technology Scouting at Swarovski, ultimately leading him to the biggest non-university research institution in Austria the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. As head...

MCPV- Aiming for a fully integrated EU solar supply chain

Prof. Eicke R. Weber hardly needs any introduction in this context. As co-chair of ESMC since the organization was formed in 2019, he often represents ESMC and is a well-known face for our members. When we e-meet him for an interview, he is sitting in a sunny Freiburg office, and the conversation drifts into the different turn that his career has...

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

Yesterday marked the launch of the third large-scale call of the EU Innovation fund. To our great delight, the call includes as foreseen a dedicated window for “Large Scale Projects — Clean-tech manufacturing” with a budget of € 700 million (03 Manufacturing). According to the European Commission, the objective of this topic is to support...

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES – ready to help establish GW-production in Europe

Name:Bernhard Krause Company:SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES Position:Corporate Communications Worldwide, spokesperson Location:Kahl, France No. years in the industry:15 year  Company webpage: https://www.singulus.com/For more than 25 years, Bernhard Krause has been working for SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES as Manager for marketing communications. When meeting...

VOLTEC Solar – With local values

Name: Lucas Weiss Company: Voltec Solar Position: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Location: Alsace, France No. years in the industry: 16 years Company webpage: www.voltec-solar.com“I installed my first PV module in 2003, and already then I felt that solar energy was the most natural and logical way to provide mankind with energy”, Lucas Weiss...

Fraunhofer ISE – European research with sustainability at its core

When interviewing Andreas Bett, who is serving a second term as board director of ESMC, the conversation slides into the topic of sustainability, and what really fits into the term. With 35 years in the European PV industry, Prof. Dr Bett is a perfect candidate when it comes to evaluating the attitude of PVs role in the future energy system and...

Press Release: ESMC Welcomes the Inclusion of PV Manufacturing into the EU Solar Strategy – Concrete Actions Should be Taken Without Delay

The European Solar Manufacturing Council (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...

Press release: EU Member States are mobilizing efforts on a PV-IPCEI

This week will be of the key importance for the future of solar developments in the EU and the whole European PV manufacturing industry. The strategic agenda for the European PV deployment and the PV manufacturing industry will be set in the REPowerEU Plan and EU Strategy for Solar Energy, which will be launched on Wednesday. These framing...

“Made in EU-PV” – Progress and opportunities to contribute

We are happy to share good news about the »Made in EU-PV« film initiative: The film will be produced the coming months, as it has now gathered sufficient funds. As earlier communicated, ESMC is a cooperation partner for the film project. The plan is to produce a film of approximately 25 minutes, with the intention to convince political leaders...

An impact opportunity: “Made in EU-PV”

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 on the revival of European cell production

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...