Joint European Position Paper and Action plan
(Final Report)

Joint European Position paper and Action plan
Summary and conclusion (in English)

National Position Papers
&
Action Plans

AUSTRIA
Summary : English
Main text : German
FRANCE
Summary : English
Main text : French
GERMANY
Summary : English
Main text : German
GREECE (1/2)
Summary : English
Main text : English
GREECE (2/2)
Summary : English
Main text : English
PORTUGAL
Summary : English
Main text : Portuguese
SLOVENIA
Summary : English
Main text : Slovenian
SPAIN
Summary : English
Main text : Spanish
THE NETHERLANDS
Summary : English
Main text : Dutch

 

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General framework


The European PV Policy Group is a network of national energy agencies (in the first place representing 8 EU countries and more than 90% of European solar market), complemented by the ECs DG TREN and EPIA as transnational PV industry association. It is designed to exchange knowledge and ideas on key policy issues for PV promotion, not only on national level, but also with regard to an EU-wide alignment of support schemes and market monitoring systems from 2006 on.


Aim of the Project


The project consortium wants to achieve:
  • a shared assessment of the current market situation in 8 countries with a focus on national support schemes and strategic options for improvement
  • a clear commitment to national PV targets (installed MWp + % of national electricity consumption) until 2007, 2010 and 2020
  • a joint Action Plan to improve and align own activities for PV promotion in their countries until 2007
  • a common Position Paper to political decision-makers on both Community and national level on how to improve and harmonise the current support framework for PV investments until 2010


Target group addressed


  • European Commission
  • National and regional governments
  • European PV industry and interest groups
Partners: 8 national European energy agencies (DE, FR, NL, AUT, SL, POR, GR, ES) + EPIA (European Photovoltaic Industry association)In addition five additional countries are invited to participate in the core group. Italy, Japan, Sweden and United Kingdom.
Duration of the project: 28 months (Jan. 2005 April 2007)


Expected results and potential impact


Joint Action Plan and Position Paper to EC and national governments which will contain the following elements:
  • A shared assessment of the current market situation in 8 countries, as well as strengths and weaknesses of national support schemes and strategic options for improvement
  • A clear commitment to national PV targets (installed MWp + % of national electricity consumption) until 2007, 2010 and 2020
  • A joint Action Plan of the Core Group participants to improve and align own activities for PV promotion in their countries until 2007
  • A proposal to political decision-makers on both Community and national level on how to improve and harmonise the current support framework for PV investments until 2010
The same output will be developed by the 8 National Core Groups led by the respective energy agency and key actors involved in the national processes.