Press releases

  1. 24 Jun 2013

    New facilities are being inaugurated today at the European Solar Test Installation (ESTI), managed by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The upgraded laboratories allow ESTI to assess the performance of new and improved photovoltaic (PV) devices, to perform pre-normative research and to help develop international standards.

  2. 30 Sep 2013

    Global production of photovoltaic (PV) cells grew by 10% i 2012 in comparison to 2011 despite a 9% dcline in solar energy investments according to the annual "PV Status Report" released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. Europe remained a leader in newly installed capacities accounting for 51.7% (6.8 GW) of the 30 GW installed worldwide.