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ETIP PV has Published the Report “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda” (SRIA) for Photovoltaics

May 9, 2022

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) has developed and published the Report “Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda” (SRIA) for responding to this decade’s priorities.

This SRIA Report was developed through a sector-wide consultation and contributions from the European R&I community to identify future R&I priorities and to guide policymakers on the ways to support the development of solar energy in Europe. You can find the full version and a shortened summary of the SRIA document here for free download: SRIA Report

Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman states: “ETIP PV SRIA for Photovoltaics covers science, technology, and engineering as well as socio-economic aspects till 2030 that positions PV in the heart of the clean energy transition. SRIA articulates research and innovation roadmaps and priorities that go beyond techno-economic benefits and embed new jobs and manufacturing in Europe, sustainability and circularity, integration into the energy system and multiple use of landscapes and surfaces in buildings, vehicles, infrastructure and elsewhere.”

Background/Content

The SRIA is broken down into five interlocking “Challenges” for research & innovation to reach the EU’s commitments to its clean energy targets and global sustainability goals. It details the current performance of PV technology and explains why and how to go further.

The European Green Deal, the Fit for 55 package, the Paris Agreement, Horizon Europe, and even the 2020 European Recovery Plan have placed climate neutrality by 2050 at the heart of Europe’s socio-economic future. More recently, the REPowerEU strategy for energy independence from Russia demonstrates a wish by the European Commission for member states to bring forward clean energy investments planned for later in the decade as early as possible.

Electricity is projected by many to be the cornerstone of decarbonized modern energy systems across the globe. Solar Photovoltaics (Solar PV), as a cost-effective and climate-friendly technology for generating electricity, will therefore certainly play a prominent role in achieving the EU’s clean energy targets and global sustainability goals. To grow the PV industry in Europe and to become a major player of the clean energy transition, the sector must rapidly ramp up manufacturing capacity and successfully address further challenges related to device innovation, manufacturing, integration, sustainability and circularity.

 

Note to editors:
About European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV)
The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics provides advice on solar photovoltaic energy policy. It is an independent body recognised by the European Commission and the SET Plan Steering Group as a representative of the photovoltaic sector. Its recommendations may cover the areas of research and innovation, market development including competitiveness, education, and industrial policy.

For further information please contact:
Bernhard Krause, ETIP PV Secretariat (info@etip-pv.eu)