Emmvee, DelSolar and Jurawatt are the latest companies to announce their solar modules will be stamped “Made in Europe” and eligible for a 10% premium over normal Italian feed-in tariff rates.
Since August 1 the Italian grid agency GSE has paid extra subsidies for projects installed with 60% European components, prompting a rush on certification agencies.
In a statement Jurawatt said the modules manufactured in Neumarkt and Oberpfalz had been certified by the Chamber of Industry & Commerce Regensburg for “fully and entirely” meeting the European-made conditions. Emvee and Taiwan-based DelSolar said they were certified by TÜV Rheinland.
Emmvee chief executive Steffen Graf said the certification news was “no surprise”.
The competitive advantage for European manufacturers “can help to strengthen the European market and to create equal competitive conditions,” he added.