Many people think of PV panels as a homogeneous commodity. However, there are significant differences between the longevity of modules (10 vs 30 years), degradation, the presence of toxics (most modules contain PFAS, lead and antimony, some models none), carbon footprint (range from 250-1000+ kg CO2/kWp), and so on. There are also differences in project terms and conditions that can have a big impact on financial outcomes over time. We make such issues insightful and transparent to our community members.
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A European Solar PV industry alliance: the role of the public buyer
26-10-2022 On the 11th of October 2022 the Commission formally endorsed a new Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance, with the aim of scaling up manufacturing technologies of innovative solar photovoltaic products and components in the EU.
Draft Plan for EU Buyers
This item contains the documents shared in the meeting of the 8th of March 2023.
Lots of information on circular business models.