ESMC is a new organisation representing the interests of the European PV manufacturing industry. The council relies on key industrial companies rooted in Europe and established organisations active in the PV sector. ESMC aims at promoting the interest of the PV manufacturing industry and its value chain at the European level, speaking with one voice.

ESMC promotes solar manufacturing made in Europe, the creation of a political environment to support industrial manufacturing and research to maintain it at the top level on the international stage. By promoting the development and investment in solar technology along the whole value chain, i.e. materials, wafer, modules, inverters and other electronic components to assist high level system integration as well as to support the production of equipment in Europe.

ESMC intends to promote the manufacturing sector to the European institutions, its member states and third countries such as Norway, Switzerland and the UK.