Glass for Europe Joins European Solar PV Industry Alliance, Aiming to Scale Up Production of Solar Panels and Components in Europe
Glass for Europe, a leading association representing the flat glass sector in Europe, has officially joined the European Solar PV Industry Alliance. Launched by the European Commission in December 2022, the Alliance is a collaborative initiative aiming to increase the production capacity of solar PV panels and components in Europe.
As an essential component of solar panels and Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), glass represents a significant percentage of solar energy module weight. Glass for Europe, which represents almost 90% of flat glass production in the EU, can play a crucial role in rebuilding a sustainable solar industry in Europe.
One of the main goals of the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is to mobilize finance for European solar PV projects and increase the manufacturing capacity. To achieve this goal, four working groups have been created for 2023. These working groups are:
- Working group “Non-pricing conditions”: to leverage the demand for solar panels.
- Working group “Value chain”: to ensure the EU achieves a 30GW production along the value chain.
- Working group “Financing”: to provide financing support and mechanism to fill OPEX and CAPEX gaps across the value chain.
- Working group “Skills”: to fill the skills gap at all levels.
By joining the European Solar PV Industry Alliance, Glass for Europe is playing a critical role in supporting the growth of the solar industry in Europe, with the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable and renewable energy future.
Source: Glass for Europe with additional information added by Apazone