European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation PlatformStrengthen the European Photovoltaic Sector and support to establish a PV Technology and Innovation Platform
Project details: LCE-36-2016: Support to the energy stakeholders to contribute to the SET-Plan
Coordination and support actions (CSA)
Full title: Support to all stakeholders from the Photovoltaic sector and related sectors to contribute to the SET-Plan
Acronym: ETIP PV – SEC
The European photovoltaic sector aspires to be a provider of competences, products and services to Europe and the rest of the world. It has the know-how to make technology that is the envy of the world.
The European Technology and Innovation Platform in Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) is an independent advisory body of solar energy experts, representative of Europe’s PV sector.
The Secretariat will support ETIP PV’s vision, expressed in its Terms of Reference, that Europe will participate in the coming boom in demand by manufacturing and exporting advanced, high-quality PV technology at a significant scale, and that this will generate significant wealth for the continent.
ETIP PV prepares recommendations in the form of published reports. They cover:
- PV Research and innovation
- Market development including competitiveness
- Industrial policy
The majority of the ETIP PV – SEC consortium partners has been responsible for running the secretariat supporting ETIP PV (more precisely the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform – EU PVTP – that preceded it) since 2005. We can thus provide a stable link from the past to the future, which is important as the SET Plan is re-organised.
The EC’s interlocutor for PV technology policy is undergoing a transition from the EU PVTP to ETIP PV, implying a resetting of its relationship to Member States. The guidance given by the European Commission in its Communication "Towards an Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: Accelerating the European Energy System Transformation” , and the related "New SET-Plan governance” will be followed in ETIP PV. We will facilitate discussions with Member States/Accession Countries and the Commission services using the experience gained from our previous support.