• PVthin Position Papers

PVthin Position Papers

  • June 2021 - PVthin's position on the EU Sustainable Products Initiative

    PVthin welcomes the European Commission’s proposal to develop a Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI) as a key action under the Circular Economy Action Plan, the European Green Deal and the EU Industrial Strategy. As an international trade association promoting thin film photovoltaic (PV) technologies, PVthin strongly supports the EU’s ambition to establish itself as a global sustainability leader, paving the way for other regions to follow.

  • August 2020 - Response to EU Commission's Legislative Proposal on Substantiating Green Claims

    Pvthin welcomes the European Commission’s initiative on ‘green claims’ and the overarching objective to harmonise these claims in the EU. The thin-film PV industry would support this approach as a continuation of the work on EU Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) for PV (2013-2018 Pilot).

  • May 2020 - Preparatory Study – 3rd Consultation Comments Form (Options and Feasibility of EU Ecolabel and Green Public Procurement Criteria)

    General Remarks 1. The JRC report should reference the existing GPP criteria for the purchase of energy. These criteria focus on the share of renewable energy present in the energy purchased, seeking to reward renewables rich energy mixes. 2. Public authorities tends to purchase renewable electricity via (often technology specific) tenders. They do not hold auctions to buy the hardware & components (PV modules and inverters) that go into new renewable energy generation systems...

  • February 2020 - Commentaires PVthin - Etude de l\ADEME sur les impacts environnementaux du PV en France

    General Comments on the Report • The study seems biased in favor of silicon PV technologies and dismissive of thin-film PV technologies. • The study is equally dismissive of some thin-film technologies’ positive environmental impact, even though these were recently recognized as a best available technologies (BAT) by the European Commission...

  • December 2018 - The Economic Potential of Thin-Film PV in Germany

    The share of renewable energies in German gross electricity consumption has increased from 24 per-cent to 36 percent between 2012 and 2017.1 The coalition agreement of March 2018 plans to further increase the share of renewables in electricity generation, reaching 65 Percent by 2030...

  • September 2016 - Indium anomaly in the PEFCR for PV electricity generation

    In line with that objective and purpose, PVthin has been actively involved in the work of the Technical Secretariat of the PEF Pilot project on photovoltaic electricity generation. The members of PVthin and the undersigned companies representing the value chain of CI(G)S based thin-film PV technologies ask for an amendment...

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