Our Policies

The European Photovoltaics Business Development organization has developed at a breakneck pace during the forecast period and is now a common energy source in the continent.

We are entering a new solar period, one defined by digitalization, mobility, storage, and prosumers. There are enormous better challenges for solar, but regulatory hurdles remain to ensure that we can fully capitalize on them.

We collaborate with a range of stakeholders and collaborators from a variety of fields, as well as experts and policymakers. Our research teams and task forces are focused on specific goals and events that will catapult renewable solar energy to the next level, not only in Europe but also throughout the world.

European Photovoltaics Business Development organization works on critical policy and market goals – ensuring that solar in Europe achieves the best possible outcomes.

Top Priorities of the Association

Industrial Strategy

Europe is home to a plethora of world-class expert stakeholders, including academics, producers of manufacturing machinery, suppliers of raw and processed materials, and inverter manufacturers. To ensure that Europe maintains its leadership position in solar energy use, an overarching solar strategy is required.

European Photovoltaics Business Development is pioneering a strategy for the sector’s industrial competitiveness in Europe through extensive involvement and the establishment of a “Clean Energy Industrial Forum” with a dedicated “renewable” branch.

This is a significant achievement for European Photovoltaics Business Development and a genuine catalyst for the development of a solar industrial policy in Europe.

Emerging Markets

Globally, solar energy is booming, with enormous consumer opportunities in emerging markets such in continents including Asia, Africa Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.  Numerous emerging markets start to outpace developed markets in the case of cumulative scaling up although others continue to lack the resources and infrastructure necessary for large-scale deployment.

There are currently a number of public and private projects and funding instruments targeted at improving the production of solar in such emerging markets. European Photovoltaics Business Development works to lower obstacles to solar deployment by solving critical regulatory, administrative, and bankability issues in developing solar markets, thus expanding business prospects for our members and speeding up the transition towards global renewable energy.

Corporate Sourcing

Corporate procurement of renewable energy, specially sourced from the sun, is a growing trend. In 2017, Europe signed more than 1 GW of industrial renewable energy Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Over 100 companies worldwide have committed to sourcing 100 percent renewable energy to fuel their operations, allowing for 150TWh of annual demand.

Numerous deals have been completed in recent years in Europe, providing large corporate buyers with dependable and competitively priced control, and the capacity for additional deals is enormous.

European Photovoltaics Business Development is a co-founder of the RE-Source Platform, a European stakeholders alliance that represents consumers and suppliers of clean energy for industrial renewable energy procurement.


The information era will fundamentally alter how solar businesses work, providing a new perspective on how smart and solar technologies will help conventional power plants improve profitability and lead to a more resilient and efficient energy system. It will also have an impact on our own manufacturing processes, laying the groundwork for a better solar industry.

We may start to wonder what this new renewable solar-powered environment will look like and what the possibilities and constraints for solar that result from the energy ecosystem’s digitalization are.

European Photovoltaics Business Development strives to promote that Europe’s solar industry capitalizes on the opportunities created by the energy system’s digitalization.

Solar and Storage

Solar and storage are an ideal match. These storage facilities enable energy producers to create solar power 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, regardless of whether the sun shines or not. This creates a whole new world of solar opportunities, allowing solar technology to be fully utilized.

The demand for solar energy in the European Union will be driven by self-consumption, and small-scaled electrical storage solutions will be critical in expanding onsite consumption.


Sustainability is now highly prevalent for Europe’s and the world’s envisioned trading bloc for green goods. Today, energy is benchmarked and labeled according to a plethora of parameters including that our carbon footprint and green sourcing. Furthermore, sustainability has become a part of some countries’ tender requirements for renewable energy and is likely to become more important in the future electricity markets.

The European Commission is now investigating the possibility of adapting regulatory frameworks to solar panels and systems as part of our very own Ecodesign Working Plan 2016-2019. The Sustainability Task Force of European Photovoltaics Business Development organizes and participates in a number of sustainability-related initiatives.

Solar Mobility

Electromobility is a growing global trend that will provide solar with a slew of fresh and exciting opportunities. Solar will play a critical role in facilitating the electric mobility revolution, from solar-powered cars to solar-powered charging stations to the growth of groundbreaking solar-powered supply offers.

The revolution on solar mobility will bring numerous benefits and will link the transportation and energy sectors. European Photovoltaics Business Development has established a task force to investigate current and potential economic models for solar mobility, as well as regulatory and technological opportunities in Europe.