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Towards a Renewal of the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry

From 3/2/2022 to 3/2/2022
Brussels & Online

By 2030, the share of the electricity demand covered by PV is expected to increase from 3% to 15% according to European Commission estimates. The growth in the capacity installed annually in the European Union is expected to increase from 16.5 GW in 2019 to 50 to 80 GW in 2030.

Less than 3% of PV modules are currently produced in Europe, even though the European Union is the world's largest market for PV, along with China. The emergence of a new generation of technologies heralds a wave of re-investment around the world to improve cell efficiency, offering opportunities for new players to emerge in Europe.

Ahead of the presentation by the European Commission of an European strategy for solar energy, this event aims to assess the importance of a strong European PV sector in the achievement of carbon-neutrality by 2050, reconciling the European Union's climate and industrial ambitions, and to examine the options for strengthening Europe's technological, innovative, and industrial capacities in this sector.

Distinguished speakers:

- Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market

- Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy

- Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe

- François Jacq, General Manager, CEA

- Diego Pavia, CEO, EIT InnoEnergy

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