Industry players and politicians agree: PV production must be brought back to Europe. The smarter E Europe 2023, the continent’s largest platform for the energy industry, will be granting multiple platforms to this topic: At the Intersolar Europe Conference, the PV manufacturing stage and the production technologies exhibition segment of Intersolar Europe, the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry.
The resurgence of PV production in Europe is currently a hot topic within the PV industry. The most pressing questions still are: Do we have the know-how? Do we have the technical capabilities? Do we have the raw material supply chains? How lucrative is production in Europe currently anyway? What subsidies are available? How can we create investment security? At the Intersolar Europe Conference 2023, one of four energy expert conferences at The smarter E Europe, taking place at ICM Munich on June 13 and 14, there will be two sessions dedicated to European PV manufacturing. Experts will be presenting the European Union’s strategies for reviving PV production in Europe: 20 million euros will be injected into the industry to boost production capacity on the continent to 30 gigawatts (GW) by 2025.
Resilience, sustainability, local value creation: These buzzwords are often mentioned in connection with the call for a European PV production. After all, PV intermediate products, such as polysilicon (99 percent), ingots, wafers, cells and modules (85 percent) are made in China. This is despite the fact that Europe has advantages, such as a close-knit infrastructure, a large internal market and excellent product development capabilities thanks to an outstanding research community. Industry insiders firmly believe that soon there will be industry consortia that are brave enough to set up GW production capacities in Europe. The developments and innovations that shape the European production industry will be on show at the PV manufacturing stage and in the production technologies exhibition segment in hall A2 at Intersolar Europe 2023.
From June 14 to 16, 2023, more than 2,200 exhibitors will be showcasing innovative products and solutions to 85,000 trade visitors across 180,000 square meters. The smarter E Europe in Munich brings together the four exhibitions Intersolar Europe (solar energy), ees Europe (storage technologies), Power2Drive Europe (electromobility and charging solutions) and EM-Power Europe (digital grids).