Swiss solar product supplier, Sika, has had its application approved to join the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA).
The EPIA membership is dependent on a company’s annual turnover, so it was quite fortunate that in Sika’s first nine months of the current business year, it had increased sales by 17.2% in local currencies, including an acquisition effect of 3.9%. Translated into CHF, sales were up by 3.2% year-on-year from CHF 3 318.6 million to CHF 3 424.8 million.
Sika hopes to use its new found membership to play a larger role in shaping European policies for the European PV industry.
The EPIA is the world's largest industry association devoted to the solar PV electricity market. The association aims to promote PV at national and European levels and to assist its members in their business development in the European Union.