Ireland's Solar Value Chain

Opportunity

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This new report from SEAI explores the opportunities for Irish research and industry to capture value and new business from a growing international solar photovoltaic (PV) market.
 
Solar PV will be one of the most important energy technologies globally in meeting climate change goals. Strengths in Irish research and industry mean that Ireland can be more than just a ‘technology taker’ in the growing solar PV sector. Irish companies are already active in the global solar value chain.
 
The European solar PV market alone could be worth up to €10bn per year by 2030 and the analysis in this report indicates that Irish organisations could capture up to €216m per year of this.
 
Ireland has specific strengths which make it well-placed to capture value from investments in solar.
 

Highlights Video

Key Findings

  
  • Solar PV is important - Solar PV will be one of the most important energy technologies globally in meeting climate change goals
  • We're already good at bits of it - Strengths in Irish research and industry mean that we can be more than just a 'technology taker' in the growing solar PV sector. Irish companies are already active in the global solar value chain.
  • There's a big prize on offer - The European solar PV market alone could be worth up to €10bn per year by 2030 and the analysis in this report indicates that Irish organisations could capture up to €216m per year of this.
  • We can maximise our chances by doing more in specific areas - There are areas of the sector where Ireland has specific strengths which make it well-placed to capture value from investments in solar. Priority areas identified in the report are Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV), materials research and development, process engineering, and smart grid products and services.

 

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About the Team

  
Imag of Solar reportThis report was brought to you by SEAI and Ricardo Energy and Environment. A large number of solar experts in Ireland were contacted during the course of the study and their valuable inputs are gratefully acknowledged.

 

 
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