New Organization: Global Solar Council

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 07 May 2012
  • Copyright: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Source / Publisher: Global Solar Council
thumbnail image: New Organization: Global Solar Council

The Global Solar Council, a CEO-level industry coalition has been launched by leading international companies in the solar photovoltaic industry. Roland-Jan Meijer is appointed Executive Director of the Council.

Global Solar Council 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.

The Global Solar Council’s role is complementary to regional trade associations and other stakeholders. Members will work in concert with organizations such as European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) to support their efforts on a global level.

Global Solar Council founding members and their representatives are

  • Applied Materials (Dr. Charles F. Gay, President, Applied Solar),
  • Dow Corning (Robert D. Hansen, CEO),
  • DuPont (David B. Miller, President, Dupont Electronics & Communication),
  • First Solar (Michael J. Ahearn, Chairman and Interim CEO),
  • Lanco Solar (Vutukuri Saibaba, CEO),
  • Phoenix Solar (Dr. Andreas Hänel, CEO), and
  • Suntech (Dr. Zhengrong Shi, CEO).

Article Views: 2405

Sign in Area

Please sign in below

Additional Sign In options

Please note that to comment on an article you must be registered and logged in.
Registration is for free, you may already be registered to receive, e.g., the newsletter. When you register on this website, please ensure you view our terms and conditions. All comments are subject to moderation.

Article Comments - To add a comment please sign in

If you would like to reuse any content, in print or online, from, please contact us first for permission and consult our permission guidance prior to making your request

Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on YouTube Follow on LinkedIn Follow on Instagram RSS Sign up for newsletters

Magazine of Chemistry Europe (16 European Chemical Societies) published by Wiley-VCH