accelerating the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe
SolarPower Europe has launched the “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator”, a platform aimed at accelerating the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe as a critical milestone to strengthen the EU’s leadership in Clean Energy Technologies and contribute to the re-industrialisation of Europe.
The ‘Solar Manufacturing Accelerator’ is an initiative coordinated by SolarPower Europe with the support of its strategic partners ESMC, ETIP-PV, IPVF and now VDMA. It is open to all companies and organisations interested in developing or partnering on solar manufacturing projects. The platform will cover a broad portfolio of European solar manufacturing projects by identifying partners and reaching out to financial investors, with an overall goal of increasing the number of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe, and contributing to the success of the European Green Deal.
The Solar Manufacturing Accelerator Presents
3Sun is a solar cell/module factory located in Catania, Italy, and is 100% owned by Enel. The factory produces heterojunction bifacial cells, one of the most efficient PV technology that currently exists, based on the EU Ampere project, supported by H2020.
5GW + Green Fab
The proposed 5GW+ Green Fab production capacities of 5 GW advanced PERC and IBC high-efficiency cells and modules aims to contribute to strengthening the solar industry in Europe in the most sustainable and cost-efficient way possible.
ARMOR Solar Films
The French company Armor Group is the global market leader of Thermal Transfer ribbons (traceability services). Based on the group’s core competencies in ink formulation and roll-to-roll processing, ARMOR began an R&D project in 2010 that is focused on the conception and manufacturing of organic photovoltaic films (OPV), the 3rd-generation of solar technology.
Genuine Europe Solar
Genuine Europe Solar will create the complete manufacturing value chain for premium PV end-products: wafers, cells, and modules. The project involves scaling up the existing manufacturing line to a 2 GW production facility of bifacial, heterojunction crystalline silicon modules, with an already proven 24.14% efficiency.
MCPV - Connected PV Manufacturing
MCPV is developing an EU manufacturing platform that aligns the European solar value chain towards sustainable re-industrialization, encompassing the entire solar manufacturing ecosystem, and delivering on the goals of the European Green Deal.
A new innovation cycle is imminent in the solar industry, and the leading technology for next generation PV cells and modules is located right here in Europe, with Meyer Burger. The company’s patent protected Heterojunction/SmartWire technology is more efficient than the current standard Mono-PERC, as well as other heterojunction technologies currently available.
Founded in 2005, NorSun is a producer of premiummonocrystalline silicon ingots and wafers for the high-end PV market, and a long-time supplier to high-efficiency tier-1 solar cell manufacturers.
At their current state, silicon PV solar cell technologies will reach their 25% efficiency limit in just a few years. With its efficiency world record established in 2018, Oxford PV’s innovative and proven perovskite-on-silicon tandem cells can break this limit – starting now with 26% efficiency, and on the road to achieving 35% efficiency.
Sunstyle® photovoltaic tiles convert conventional roofs into solar energy production. In addition to performing traditional roof functions, Sunstyle® technology combines solar power generation with proven waterproofing and aesthetics, while generating long-term savings for the building.