Solar Industry CEOs launch Global Solar Council

Representatives of leading international companies in the PV industry announced the founding of the Global Solar Council (GSC), a CEO-level industry coalition whose aim is to expand the global deployment of solar energy in a sustainable and cost competitive way. GSC members will engage with policymakers worldwide to demonstrate the progress towards abundant, affordable and low emissions energy already made possible by the solar industry and to emphasize the importance of a supportive policy and trade environment, which will enable the ongoing development of competitively-priced solar energy, driving job creation and economic growth.Roland-Jan Meijer, the newly-appointed Executive Director of the Global Solar Council, said that the GSC is an important and timely industry initiative. It demonstrates a strong commitment by key players in the sector to work together to continue to make solar energy a global success.GSC founding members are Applied Materials, Dow Corning, DuPont, First Solar, Lanco Solar, Phoenix Solar and Suntech. The members will work in concert with organizations such as EPIA, APVIA, and SEIA to support their efforts on a global level.

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