A European Solar PV industry alliance: the role of the public buyer

On the 11th of October the Commission formally endorsed a new Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance, with the aim of scaling up manufacturing technologies of innovative solar photovoltaic products and components in the EU.


This will contribute to accelerating the deployment of solar power across the EU and improving the resilience of the EU's energy system.

The Alliance is one of the concrete initiatives of the EU Solar Strategy, adopted in May 2022 as part of the REPowerEU Action Plan, which will help the EU reach over 320 GW of newly installed solar photovoltaic capacity by 2025, and almost 600 GW by 2030. DG GROW C2 is working together with Dutch Pianoo to establish an EU level buying group on sustainable Solar PV so that this important work can be connected to the work of the Solar Alliance.

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