National Survey Reports of PV Power Applications 2017

The National Survey Reports (NSR) for the year 2017 from Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France and Japan are now available for viewing and downloading. As an important deliverable of Task 1, the NSRs provide an in-depth summary of PV policies, market development and industry data in key PV countries. They represent a source of reliable information for researchers, policymakers, energy experts or anyone interested in PV development. The participating countries and organisations can be found here. Principally, the objective of Task 1 of the IEA PVPS (International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme) is to promote and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of information on the technical, economic, environmental and social aspects of PV power systems. A foremost output of Task 1 is the annual “Trends in Photovoltaic Applications” report. Information from The National Survey Reports for the year 2017, produced parallelly by each Task 1 participant will be used as input to the annual Trends in photovoltaic applications report. The National Survey Reports for the year 2017 are available here.  More latest news.

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 IEA PVPS at the 35th EU PVSEC 2018 in Brussels

Attracting over 2,000 participants, the 35th EU PVSEC 2018 was the largest scientific conference in the field of photovoltaic solar energy this year, with more than 80 participating countries from all over the world. Almost 1,000 presentations were made to the audience during its five days. To read more click here. IEA PVPS Task 15, Task 1 and Task 17 in cooperation with Becquerel Institute, IRENA and The Zuyd Research Centres complemented the conference programme as co-organizers of parallel events, discussing trends in PV Development, PV for Transport (supporting the Solar Mobility Forum) and BIPV – bridging the gap between PV industry supply and construction industry demand. For full program and speakers presentations click here.   For photo gallery click here. More latest news.

Calendar of Activities & Events

IEA PVPS Task 1 Workshop
24 September 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
IEA PVPS Task 17 at the Solar Mobility Forum
25 September 2018 - Brussels, Belgium
IEA PVPS Task 15 Workshop at the 35th EU PVSEC
25 September 2018 - Brussels, Belgium


IEA PVPS Task 13 Organisational Issues Meeting
10-12 October 2018 - Hamelin, Germany
IEA PVPS Task 13 Workshop
12 October 2018 - Hamelin, Germany
IEA PVPS Task 14 Workshop
17 October 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden

Latest Publications

NEW | Human Health Risk Assessment Methods for PV Part 1: Fire Risks by Task 12

This report presents an analysis of potential human health impacts associated with chemical release from modules during a building fire for three PV technologies.

The publications are available here. 

National Survey Reports of PV Power Applications 2017

National Survey Reports are produced annually by each Task 1 participant. These documents are the country National Survey Reports for the year 2017 from Switzerland, Malaysia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Japan. Information from these documents will be used as input to the annual "Trends in Photovoltaic Applications" report.


The publications are available here.

Photovoltaic Module Energy Yield Measurements: Existing Approaches and Best Practice by Task 13


The goal of this document is to fill some of the normative gaps and to help anyone intending to start energy yield measurements of individual PV modules to obtain a technical insight into the topic, to be able to set‐up his own test facility or to better understand how to interpret results measured by third parties.

The publication is available here.

Inventory on Existing Business Models, Opportunities and Issues for BIPV by Task 15

Building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) can have a vastly different business model than other PV installations. This report includes examples of various BIPV installations ranging from simple in‐roof residential installations to innovative facade designs on tertiary buildings. 

The publication is available here.

IEA-PVPS Annual Report 2017

IEA PVPS is pleased to present its 2017 Annual Report. This document summarizes the actions of member countries and the activities in all research programs (tasks). According to annual report, 2017 has seen close to 100 GW, more precisely 98 GW, of additional installed PV capacity worldwide, raising the cumulative installed capacity to 402,5 GW. China, the USA, India and Japan represented the largest markets in 2017.

The report can be downloaded here.


Snapshot of Global PV Markets 2018 by Task 1

IEA PVPS has distinguished itself throughout the years by producing unbiased reports on the development of PV all over the world, based on information from official government bodies and reliable industry sources. This sixth edition of the Snapshot of Global PV Markets aims at providing preliminary information on how the PV markets developed in the last year. The 23rd edition of the PVPS complete "Trends in PV Applications" report will be published after Q4 2018.

Visit the Snapshot page to discover more.

Review on Infrared and Electroluminescence Imaging for PV Field Applications by Task 13

This report provides recommendations and guidelines for using Infrared (IR) and Electroluminescence (EL) imaging techniques to identify and assess specific failure modes of PV modules and systems in field applications.

The publication is available here.