Solar companies are keen to take action on sustainability, whether that means reducing energy consumption in manufacturing, adding wildlife-protection measures to a project plan, or taking responsibility for recycling once a project reaches the end of operations. Many businesses are hesitating, however, due to a lack of clear guidance and measurable standards for what actually constitutes sustainable practice, as Mark Hutchins found out at the Sustainable Solar Europe show, which was held in Brussels in December 2023.
From left: Davide Polverini, policy officer for the European Commission; Laura Miranda of Oxford PV; Yuliya Katsyuk, of FuturaSun; and Giorgio Bardizza, from TÜV Rheinland, during a panel discussion of ecodesign regulation.
Photo: Michael Chia, SolarPower Europe
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