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Ecoprogetti joins the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC)

But what exactly is ESMC and what is its purpose?

ESMC’s mission aligns with our goals: to foster growth and innovation, support policy development, and enhance collaboration between industry leaders.

In a world where sustainable energy solutions are becoming increasingly crucial, Ecoprogetti Srl has taken a significant step forward by becoming a member of the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC).

ADDRESSING REAL CHALLENGES

Based on data from September 2023, the prices of PV modules have plummeted by over 35%, reaching as low as 0.15 €/W. This drastic price drop, largely driven by imports from China, has put European photovoltaic manufacturers in a precarious position. The European Commission and member states have made commitments to support the growth of the European photovoltaic industry. However, the impact of these initiatives is at risk of being undermined by intentional and targeted actions by Chinese photovoltaic manufacturers.

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IMMEDIATE ACTIONS NEEDED TO SAFEGUARD THE INDUSTRY

The situation demands immediate and decisive action to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and potential migrations among current European photovoltaic manufacturers.

Several key measures are urgently required:

NO TO FORCED LABOR!

Immediate exclusion of solar modules produced with forced labor from the European market. This unethical practice must not be tolerated.

ACQUISITION OF EURO PV

Rapid acquisition of stock from European photovoltaic manufacturers to counteract the forced price drops caused by unfair Chinese trade practices.

MINIMUM QUOTA

Encourage European solar installers and project developers to incorporate a minimum quota of European photovoltaic production along the entire value chain. This will ensure a stable market for European manufacturers in the medium term.

ENVIRONMENTAL CRITERIA

Include non-financial criteria (NFC) in photovoltaic auctions as a reward for the environmental and social benefits of European photovoltaic modules.

40% EUROPEAN BY 2030

Implement a gradual transition to European production of photovoltaic modules, starting with a 10% target, and increasing each year toward a 40% target by 2030.

SUPPORTING THE GROWTH OF EUROPE

The ESMC is an industrial association committed to promoting the interests of the photovoltaic manufacturing sector in Europe.
Its mission is to drive growth and innovation in the industry, support policy development, and provide a platform for networking and collaboration among European industry leaders.

COMMITTED TO MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE

Ecoprogetti Srl, rooted in Italy, takes immense pride in its commitment to European manufacturing excellence. The company’s machines are thoughtfully crafted at its Italian headquarters in Carmignano di Brenta (PD), reflecting the integrity and excellence of in-house European production. With a rich tradition of quality and innovation, Ecoprogetti Srl stands as a beacon of European manufacturing expertise in the photovoltaic industry.

A CALL FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION

Ecoprogetti Srl, along with other industry leaders, urgently calls upon the European Commission and member states to take immediate action to protect the European photovoltaic industry.
Failure to act promptly will jeopardize the achievement of Green Deal objectives and the Net-Zero Industry Act, especially in the photovoltaic sector.
The European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) stands as a united front in this critical moment, urging the EU to transform its high-level declarations of 2022 and 2023 into immediate and resolute actions.

CONCLUSION: SAFEGUARDING EUROPE’S SOLAR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE

The European photovoltaic industry is at a crossroads.
Without swift and decisive action, it risks becoming entirely dependent on China for this crucial technology in Europe’s energy transformation.
The urgency of the situation demands determined action to avoid such a scenario and preserve Europe’s self-sufficiency in the photovoltaic sector.
With Ecoprogetti Srl’s membership in the European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC), we are committed to working together with industry leaders, policymakers, and stakeholders to secure a sustainable and prosperous future for the European photovoltaic manufacturing sector.
Together, we can ensure that Europe remains at the forefront of renewable energy innovation and production.

THE MEMBERS OF THE ESMC

Below you can find all the current members who join this council (updated in November 2023):

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As an Italian company with over 25 years of specialized expertise in the photovoltaic industry, Ecoprogetti Srl is dedicated to designing, developing, and producing efficient equipment and comprehensive solutions for assembling state-of-the-art photovoltaic panels with the highest technological standards.

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