Photovoltaic development in France: Bruno Le Maire and Roland Lescure make an announcement

In the global solar panel market, dominated by China, the response is orchestrated. France to announce measures.

Faced with competition and Chinese hegemony in the photovoltaic panel market, the response is organizing. Australia, where almost one in three homes is equipped with solar panels but less than 1% of them are manufactured in the country, the government last week announced a 600 million euro aid to develop local manufacturing.

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This Wednesday, April 3, the European Commission launched two in-depth investigations under the Foreign Subsidy Regulation in the solar PV sector, targeting the Romanian group Enevo and a subsidiary of the Chinese giant Longi, as well as two subsidiaries of Shanghai Electric. “Two new in-depth investigations into foreign subsidies in the solar panel sector aim to preserve Europe’s economic security and competitiveness by ensuring that companies in our single market are truly competitive and fair,” said Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market, he believes. that “solar panels are of strategic importance to Europe: for our production of clean energy, employment in Europe and security of supply.”

Ministerial visit to the EDF photovoltaic park in Manosque

“Fair competition is essential to attract research and investment to the European solar market. The Foreign Subsidy Regulation is a tool that ensures a level playing field and ensures that no one can benefit from undue advantages,” said Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President for Europe adapted to the digital age.

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Finally, this Friday, Ministers Bruno Le Maire (Economy) and Roland Lescure (Industry) will visit EDF’s photovoltaic park in Manosque and then make a statement on the photovoltaic industry, both the deployment of this energy and the industrialization of the solar value chain. in France.

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