EIT InnoEnergy joins the European Commission on its mission to develop the solar PV industry in Europe.
The European Commission launched the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance to increase manufacturing of innovative solar photovoltaic products and components. The alliance will be established with EIT InnoEnergy, due to its successful track record with the European Battery Alliance. The objective is to reach 30 GW of annual solar energy manufacturing capacity by 2025 across the full PV value chain.
To meet Europe's renewable energy objectives — and avoid replacing a dependency on Russian fossil fuels with new dependencies — we are launching an industrial alliance for solar energy. With the alliance's support, the EU could reach 30 Gigawatt of annual solar energy manufacturing capacity by 2025 across the full PV value chain. The alliance will foster an innovative and value-creating industry in Europe, which leads to job creation here. Europe's solar industry already created more than 357 000 jobs. We have the potential to double these figures by the end of the decade.
Commissioner Thierry Breton
Open call for members
The alliance brings together businesses and other stakeholders interested in boosting production of competitive and sustainable solar PV products, as well as diversifying international PV value chain components and raw materials supply. Any organisation in the European Economic Area that works in the solar PV sector can join.
The alliance will be formally launched at a high-level conference in Brussels on 9 December, where founding members and other stakeholders can meet and discuss the project. European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton will host and be joined by EIT InnoEnergy CEO Diego Pavia.
An alliance website will be launched after the 9 December event; it will provide resources for members and the solar PV industry at large.