Gøran Bye is a twenty year veteran of the PV-industry and currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Norwegian Crystal AS (NCR).
NCR specializes in manufacturing high-quality and cost-efficient monocrystalline silicon products, such as bricks, wafers, and ingots with what is probably the world's lowest carbon footprint - Ultra Low-Carbon Silicon (ULCF-Si). NCR is located in Northern Norway, a region with access to clean hydropower, glacier cooling water, and a skilled workforce with a rich tradition rooted in the solar industry. There has been monocrystalline silicon production in this town for the last 25 years.
Before joining NCR, Gøran has been CEO of REC Silicon; Director of Industries for MASDAR; CEO of LDK Silicon & Chemical Technology Company and provided advice to Boards and Senior Executives of companies and investors in the semiconductor materials and photovoltaic industries.
11:20 am - 11:45 am
Speakers will be divided in two blocks.
1st block: 11:20 - 11:45am
Based on the European Commission's first Solar Strategy, the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (ESIA) aims to build resilience and strategic autonomy for Europe's solar value chain by scaling up EU manufacturing of competitive, innovative and sustainable products. The first ESIA forum will consist of two sessions, the first of which will be a high-level political forum discussing the state of solar manufacturing in Europe.
The panel will discuss the following questions: