On 9 December, PVthin, together with other key solar industry organisations, signed a joint letter to Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius and DG ENV Director-General Florika Fink-Hooijer.
We work to improve energy sustainability and security.
The sun is the world’s most abundant renewable energy resource. Every hour, it supplies enough energy to power the world for an entire year. Photovoltaics (PV) use semiconductor materials to absorb solar radiation and convert it into electricity without fuel, water, emissions or moving parts.
By 2040, PV is expected to account for one fourth of global energy capacity additions. The transition to a low carbon economy is crucial to ensuring energy security, addressing water scarcity and mitigating climate change.
For the EU to become the first climate-neutral continent by 2050, there is not one solution. When determining green technologies and sustainable solutions it is key to look at the whole life cycle of products and get the renewable energy mix right with a low environmental footprint, adaptability and reliability. Thin-film photovoltaic technologies have a crucial role to play in multiple applications.
Thin-film technologies have the smallest environmental footprint of all photovoltaic conversion technologies. Due to their energy and material efficiency in manufacturing, they also have a low resource use. In combination with their reuse and recycling abilities, thin-film PV is an integral part of a circular economy.
PVthin is an international, not-for-profit coalition representing global leaders in the Thin-Film Solar Industry and broader value chain based on chalcogenide, perovskite, tandem and/or heterojunction PV technologies, and any other thin-film or emerging PV technology. Its objective is to strengthen global energy security and help create sustainable energy infrastructures by promoting the social, economic and environmental benefits of thin-film solar photovoltaic technologies.
PVthin’s response to the Indian Ministry of Environment S.O. 360(E) Notification – Including photovoltaics in Indian E-Waste rules
In July 2022, PVthin provided comments on India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change new E-Waste (Management) Rules proposal – S.O. 360(E). As the
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) regularly assesses the substances on a Candidate List to decide which ones should be included in the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation
In April 2022, PVthin submitted its feedback to the European Commission’s call for evidence on the EU Solar Energy Strategy. In the submitted position paper,
On 23 February the European Commission published the strategy to promote decent work worldwide and its pledge to prepare a new legislative instrument to effectively ban
Sheffield Hallam University report on how human rights abuses in China are reaching deep into international markets
In recent months, the world has been increasingly concerned about China’s internment of its Muslim Uyghur minority in the western region of Xinjiang. On September 15,
PVthin & SolarPower Europe share feedback on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling requirements for PV products
In October 2021, the International Thin-Film Solar Industry Association (PVthin) together with SolarPower Europe and the members of the ECO-PV Joint Mission Group provided feedback on
PVthin’s feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on the review of the EU Renewable Energy Directive
In October 2021, the International Thin-Film Solar Industry Association (PVthin) provided feedback to the European Commission’s consultation on the review of the EU Renewable Energy
On 9 September, PVthin held its annual Scientific Reception, which under normal circumstances is organised on the side-lines of EU PVSEC – the European Photovoltaic
PRESS RELEASE, Brussels, 6 September 2021 PVthin, the International Thin-Film Solar Industry Association, announces the appointment of Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer at Oxford PV,
PVthin welcomes the European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing on “Emerging waste streams: Opportunities and challenges of the clean-energy transition from a circular economy perspective”. The