At the EU PVSEC in Brussels this week, prominent representatives of the solar industry joined an appeal to rebuild a major European PV production line along the entire value chain. They called on the EU Commission and member states to introduce eco-labels and recycling criteria for solar modules, to stimulate PV expansion and align research policy with the revival of the solar industry.
Italian solar equipment manufacturer, Ecoprogetti has finalized an order for a 250 MW PV production line in Vietnam. The glass-backsheet line will be installed by June 2018, according to to the company.
The Indian government has unveiled a roadmap for achieving its 2022 renewable energy goals. It has also announced plans for a 20 GW auction to boost domestic RE manufacturing.
In its announcement, the company cited “business conditions in [its] part of the solar industry” as the reason for the closure, making it the second Oregon solar company to announce a closure in the past month.
Joint letter from 50 solar PV organizations in Europe sent to policymakers of all EU member states to serve as reminder of the importance of PV manufacturing in the continent.
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