Supply Chain Bottlenecks and Solutions

Recording of Wednesday, June 14, 2023 | The smarter E Europe Conference 2023 | Conference Program | Language: English | Duration: 13:27 .


Christoph Podewils
Head of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications
Meyer Burger Technology AG

Talk of session: ESIA Forum II: Solar Manufacturing in Europe: How To Make It Happen Competitively

The working groups of the European Solar Photovoltaic Industry Alliance (ESIA) will provide details on the progress that has been made at re-building a European solar industry since the organization was launched in December of 2022.

This session will discuss:

  • Financing of European manufacturing
  • Demand for European solar products
  • Supply chain bottlenecks
  • Solutions for closing the skills gap

Further Talks of this session:

Welcome & Introduction


Zygimantas Vaiciunas
Policy Director
European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC)

To Talk

Workshop Opening


Javier Sanz
Thematic Leader Renewable Energies
EIT InnoEnergy SE

To Talk

Financing of European PV Manufacturing


Dr. Christian Westermeier
Vice President Customer and Quality Management
Wacker Chemie AG

To Talk

Demand for European Solar Products


Jörg Ebel
Vice President Corporate Affairs
IBC Solar AG

To Talk

Solutions for the Skills Gap


Krzysztof Ignaciuk
EIT InnoEnergy SE

To Talk

Workshop Conclusions


Jennifer Karle
Policy Officer
DG GROW, European Commission

To Talk

Partners & Sponsors

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