Solar raw materials: A real challenge for Europe on the way towards net zero
Solar is one of the most important technologies that can be utilised to transition away from fossil fuels. For Europe, solar has a crucial part to play and in light of recent developments, demand for new solar capacity can be unprecedented. With solar materials prices increasing across the board, Europe needs to find a way to navigate this high-cost environment while rapidly scaling up solar deployment. This insight forms part of our analysis of polysilicon, silver, aluminum, glass, steel and copper markets for crystalline silicon photovoltaic technologies. The research focuses on the rise of prices for solar raw materials and what this can mean for the European solar value chain.