The European Technology and Innovation Platform PhotoVoltaics (ETIP PV) is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance. It is the recognised interlocutor for the European Commission, Member States and Associated Countries about the PV sector specific research & innovation needs.
ETIP PV provides advice on photovoltaic solar energy policy. It is an independent body recognised by the European Commission and the SET Plan Steering Group as representative of the photovoltaic sector. Its recommendations may cover the areas of
- Research and innovation
- Market development including competitiveness
- Industrial policy.
The focus of ETIP PV’s activities is on the opportunities and challenges facing the European photovoltaic sector. The ETIP PV recommendations are made with a view to improving the competitiveness of the European PV industry, both the upstream segments (incl. feedstock supply, equipment manufacturing, cell and module production) and the downstream ones (incl. technical solutions for grid integration, market solutions for grid integration, installation).