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Wednesday, 20 September, 13:30 - 15:00

Panel Discussion

Session CO.7:
PV Manufacturing ecosystem in Europe

Making the European Solar Industry Renaissance credible and creating a competitive, sustainable and stable PV manufacturing ecosystem in Europe is a massive task that requires innovation, investments and supportive policies that create optimal framework conditions.

If Europe is willing to achieve 30 GW of annual solar PV Manufacturing capacity by 2025 urgent actions are needed and a number of challenges must be resolved.

With representatives from the PV and machine manufacturing, big scale PV installers, R&I and politicians, this session will provide a unique overview of the current status of the PV Ecosystem in Europe, insides of some of the PV value chain partakers and will discuss and reflect on some of the most critical questions to be replied: Why Europe needs a local PV manufacturing? What will be the role of research and innovation? How to achieve the goals set for 2030? What are the constraints? What measures (political, economical, strategical) are needed to make PV Manufacturing viable competitive and attractive in Europe? Are regulatory protection measures needed? Should Europe aim for covering the complete PV value chain?


Puzant Baliozian, VDMA, Germany
Gaëtan Masson, ESMC, Belgium


  • Peter Fath, RCT Solutions, Germany: : Impulse keynote
  • Iñaki Madina, Mondragon Assembly, Spain
  • Amy Song, GCL, China
  • Erik Eikelboom, Futurasun, Italy
  • Maria Getsiou, European Commission DG RTD, Belgium
  • Nabih Cherradi, ETIP PV, Belgium
Organised by:

WIP Renewable Energies
Sylvensteinstr. 2
81369 Munich
Technical Programme
coordinated by:

European Commission -
Joint Research Centre

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