(Wednesday) 11:30 - 13:00 CEST
Conference Center Nord Munich
Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße, 81829 München, Germany
On 5th of May, the European Commission released the long-awaited revised Industrial Strategy to make Europe a world leader in clean energy technologies and to support the decarbonisation of critical
On 5th of May, the European Commission released the long-awaited revised Industrial Strategy to make Europe a world leader in clean energy technologies and to support the decarbonisation of critical EU industries such as cement, steel, and chemicals. The revised strategy acknowledges the significant role the solar industry will play in delivering this vision, providing an unprecedently affordable and sustainable energy supply to EU businesses to power the bulk of Europe’s climate-neutral ambitions. Solar PV, together with other renewable energy technologies, is identified as one of the 14 key industrial ecosystems for the EU. The Strategy stresses the need to scale up investments in new projects, and the importance of regaining and strengthening the EU’s competitive edge in the solar photovoltaic industry.
The Commission also officially endorsed the European Solar Initiative (ESI), launched by SolarPower Europe and EIT InnoEnergy in February 2021. This initiative, inspired by the industrial alliance’s concept, aims to redevelop a 20-GW manufacturing capacity of solar PV technologies in Europe by 2025, as well as a political action plan to deliver a competitive business environment for manufacturers in Europe.
The 4th edition of SolarPower Europe’s high-level industrial forum held at Intersolar will gather high-level representatives from the EIB, European Commission, European Parliament and CEO’s from European solar companies to take stock on the achievement of the European Solar Initiative and identify clear guidelines and recommendations to support the industrial uptake and financing of cutting-edge European solar technologies, as part of Europe’s Strategic Action Plan for Solar Manufacturing.
Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Industrial Strategy and the EU Internal market/Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy will be invited to attend and chair the workshop.
This session is jointly organized by Intersolar and SolarPower Europe.