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ETIP PV Newsletter July 2017_Joint Letter from over 50 solar PV Organizations raises Alarm about the Importance of PV Manufacturing in Europe

July 1, 2017

Over 50 Companies/Organizations signed an open letter initiated by ETIP PV, EUREC and SOLARUNITED in less than a week. Solar photovoltaics (PV) is a sector of strategic importance for the EU economy, providing energy independence.
The petition calls on political leaders to “help preserve a sustainable and globally competitive European PV manufacturing industry”.
Due to recent developments, the PV industry is deeply concerned about loosing core parts of the value chain which affects all other parts and puts R&D activities and maintenance of EU's technological leading role at risk The aim is to prevent loosing production sites in Europe and to keep PV's innovation ecosystem intact.
Together with the support of a unique R&D ecosystem this is the basis for the EU manufacturing industry to keep its significant technological advantage towards industrial followers outside Europe.

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