Trends in Photovoltaic Applications 2019

The new 2019 Edition of the IEA PVPS report Trends in Photovoltaic Applications is now available. This edition browses 24 years of PV installations in the IEA PVPS member countries and many others. Policies to support PV deployment, industry development and the integration of PV in the power sector are analyzed in depth in this report. 

The Trends is available here.  

Human health risk assessment methods for PV Part 2: Breakage Risks

This report presents an analysis of potential human health impacts associated with rainwater leaching from broken modules for two PV technologies, focusing on release of the highest-prioritized chemical element for each: lead (Pb) content in crystalline-silicon (c-Si) PV modules and cadmium (Cd) content in thin film cadmium telluride (CdTe) PV modules. 

The report is available here.  

Calendar of Activities & Events


Stay tuned !


IEA PVPS will be active during the Following international events :

- 18-19 February 2020 - Cologne, Germany : International PV Forum
- 07-11 September 2020 - Lisbon, Portugal: 37th EUPVSEC
- 08-13 November 2020 - Jeju, Korea: 30th PVSEC 

Call for Paper

- 14 February 2020 : Abstract submission deadline at 37th EUPVSEC in Lisbon, Portugal
- 28 February 2020 : Abstract submission deadline at INTERSOLAR in München, Germany


NEW BIPV Design and Performance Modelling: Tools and Methods by Task 15


The report examines features and functions, as well as potential development and limitations of currently available tools used in BIPV planning process, including tools specifically designed for BIPV and PV tools with capacity to simulate certain BIPV cases.


The report is available here.


NEW | Analysis of requirements, specifications and regulation of BIPV by Task 15


This report focuses on the requirements, specifications and regulations relevant to the development of BIPV performance and safety standards.


The report is available here.


NEW | Recommended Practises for Wind and PV Integration Studies by Task 14

This Expert Group Report provides recommendations on how to perform studies of wind and solar PV integration. It is based on more than 10 years of work within the IEA Wind TCP Task 25: Design and Operation of Power Systems with Large Amounts of Wind Power and the IEA PVP TCP Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Coloured BIPV : Market, Research & Development by Task 15

This report focuses on the economic, technical and theoretical research and development topics of BIPV products, which are available in different colours and sizes. The given market overview of state-of-the-art coloured BIPV products clearly reveals that for all parts of a BIPV module (glass, polymers, PV-active layers), there are technical solutions available for colouring.

The publication is available here.

NEW | Net metering and PV self-consumption in emerging countries by Task 9

This paper is a comparative study in a number of African (Cape Verde, Burkina Faso, Benin, South‐ Africa, Kenya, Ghana) as well as Asian countries (India and Philippines) to review and analyse their respective PV self‐consumption policies.

The publication in English is available here

The publication in French is available here.