New global body to push for solar-supporting trade policies


 “A new high-level industry coalition comprising multinational companies operating across the solar photovoltaic (PV) value chain was officially launched in Belgium this week.

The CE-level Global Solar Council (GSC) would seek to accelerate the deployment of the renewable-energy solution globally by engaging with policymakers on trade and policy regimes that would support the technology’s full migration to grid parity.

The launch came against the backdrop of possible threats to the growth of PV from restrictive trade measures. The GSC would, thus, call on governments to promote the creation of sustainable solar markets by allowing the industry to compete “freely and fairly on the basis of quality, technology, service and price”.”

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