The European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (ESIA) was launched by the European Commission with EIT InnoEnergy as Secretariat, joined by SolarPower Europe and the European Solar Manufacturing Council on the alliance’s steering committee, with the objective of developing an industrial photovoltaic solar energy ecosystem in Europe.
It seeks to support the European national sector and guarantee investment opportunities in order to reduce the risk of lack of supply in Europe and dependence on other countries outside the EU.
Currently, it has around 120 members who represent this industrial value chain from more than 17 countries and within different sectors.
new direct and indirect jobs.
of new GDP per year in Europe
annual solar PV manufacturing capacity
The alliance will foster an innovative and value-creating industry in Europe, by scaling up manufacturing of innovative PV products and components. Bringing key industry stakeholders together, the alliance works across all value chain segments including polysilicon, ingots, wafers, cells, modules and recycling.