Founded in November 2009, the Italian Photovoltaic Academy project aims to positively exploit and promote the excellence of “Made in Italy” technologies, at home and abroad, on the photovoltaic market. It involves the main players in the sector: the academic world and researchers, companies, organisations and the most authoritative experts in the renewable energy sector, with the objective of providing a concrete response to the growing need for knowledge and a comparison of scientific experiments and applied technologies. With the participation of major Italian companies operating in the renewable energy field, the Italian Photovoltaic Academy promotes cultural events and initiatives in Italy and abroad.
AIRI – the Italian Association for Industrial Research – is a point of convergence for 110 Members that carry out and promote industrial research activities in Italy: industrial groups, companies and research centres, universities and public research bodies, associations, science parks and financial institutes.
Overall the Members bring together 45,000 research workers and cover more than 50% of the R&D costs for the entire national industry.
The Federation ANIE, a member of Confindustria, represents electro-technical and electronics companies operating in Italy. Through its 11 component Associations it unites strategic segments of Italian industry that are highly innovative, extensively globalised and contribute to the growth of the National System and its success on international markets.
Since 1987, assoRinnovabili (Italian Association for the Renewable Energy Producers, Industry and Services) has been joining and representing the energy producers from renewable sources, the suppliers of professional services and technologies and the players operating in the renewable energy supply chain to defend their rights and promote their interests at a national and international level.
AssoRinnovabili joins more than 500 Associates, more than 1,300 plants, for a total of 10,000 MW of electric power installed.
GIFI - Italian Photovoltaic Companies Group, set up in 1999 within the Federation ANIE-Confindustria, is recognised as a valid sector player in dialogue with the competent institutions. Its chief objectives are: to represent associates in dealings with government authorities and relevant sector bodies; to collaborate with certificating bodies for the development of standardisation activities; to promote the development of technology and growth of the photovoltaic market in Italy; to supply the Italian customer with a guarantee of quality, and to coordinate joint action in a European context.
The GIFI provides and implements an extensive series of suitable services, structures and means to assist and support the Associated Companies in achieving greater visibility.
The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) is a not-for-profit body which consists of active players in South Africa’s photovoltaic market who have a genuine, invested presence in the country.
The association is devoted to promoting the growth of the country’s solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity market, and aims to contribute to the country’s renewable energy roll-out
Established in 1974, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA and its 1,000 member companies are building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works to make solar a mainstream and significant energy source by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy