Upcoming Events - Internal

IEA-PVPS organizes workshops all over the World, in conjunction with conferences, fairs or national events. Meet us in PV fairs all over the World or join our webinars to learn more about the development of PV markets and technologies.

Task 1: PV WE CLASS 14-One Step Away from PV Parity Era & Diversity of Distributed PV

Location: Kerry Hotel (3rd Floor, Function Room 3), Pudong, Shanghai, China

Date & Time: 29 May 2018, 09:00 - 11:50

Description: To our surprise, as the classical case of distributed PV, there years later, Solar Impulse II aviator, Bertrand Picard, is going to SNEC with “World Alliance for Efficient Solutions” again. In 2015, the world's largest and most advanced solar-powered aircraft- “Solar Impulse II" completed a first for energy in human history, without spending a single drop of fuel, and relying entirely on solar energy to carry out feats of continuous round-the-clock flying around the world. They are assisting entrepreneurs who brewing clean energy technology solutions in start-up companies or R&D labs to be discovered, identified and implemented at the industry level.


China PV Society

International Energy Agency PV Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) Task 1


International Copper Association

Swiss Solar Aircraft "Solar Impulse Foundation"

Programme details here


China PV Society- Ma Liyun - maliyun[at]mai.iee.ac.cn

China PV Society- Sun Shitong - sunshitong[at]mail.iee.ac.cn

Task 13: Interim Meeting

IEA-PVPS Task 13: Interim Meeting

Location : Hilton Convention Center (Water's Edge Boardroom), Hawaii, USA

Date & Time : 10 June 2018, 13:00 - 15:40

Description: The interim meeting will focus on the activities of the new work programme for 2018-2021.

Programme details here


Ulrike Jahn - ulrike.jahn[at]de.tuv.com

Boris Farnung - boris.farnung[at]ise.fraunhofer.de

WCPEC-7 2018: IEA-PVPS Workshops

Location: Kona 1, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA

Date & Time: 14 June 2018, 8:30 - 15:00

Description: The mission of the IEA-PVPS is to enhance the international collaborative efforts which facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems. For this purpose, IEA PVPS will conduct 3 workshops with specific focus in conjunction with WCPEC-7: “Towards a R&D Roadmap for Crystalline Silicon Module Recycling”, “Past and present forecasts for the development of the PV Market - Why forecasts were wrong” and “PV enablers from PVPS perspective: what will drive the PV market in the coming years?”

Programme details here


IEA-PVPS Task 1 Expert - Ms Izumi Kaizuka (RTS Corporation) - kaizuka[at]rts-pv.com

Task 1: IEA-PVPS 4th PV Utility Business Models Workshop

Location: International Congress Center München (ICM), Messe München (Room 22), 81823 Munich, Germany

Date & Time: 19 June 2018, 10:45 - 16:30

Description: This workshop offers a forum for exchange of experience on how photovoltaics and related energy services can be incorporated in order to offer new business opportunities for utilities.


Mrs. Mary Josaine Brunisholz - mary.brunisholz[at]netenergy.ch 

Programme details will be available in April

Task 13: Interim Meeting

Location: International Congress Center München (ICM), Messe München, Z1.441 (Intermediate level 1), 81823 Munich, Germany

Date & Time: 19 June 2018, 14:00 - 17:45

Description: The interim meeting between the final meeting of the last phase (October 2017) and the kickoff meeting of the new phase (October 2018) will focus on the activities of the new work programme for 2018-2021.

Programme details here


Ulrike Jahn - ulrike.jahn[at]de.tuv.com

Boris Farnung - boris.farnung[at]ise.fraunhofer.de

Task 16: Solar Forecast Requirements & Value for Grid Applications Workshop

Location: International Congress Center München (ICM), Messe München (Room 22a), 81823 Munich, Germany

Date & Time: 21st June 2018, 14:00 - 16:00

Description:This workshop brings together forecast providers and users from Europe and the USA to discuss requirements and value of solar prediction services to grid management operations. Geographical specificity, time horizons, accuracy/uncertainty, and versatility of services will be among the topics discussed.


Operating Agent Task 16 - Jan Remund - jan.remund@meteotest.ch

More information available here

Task 13: Organisational Issues Meeting

Location: Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH), Emmerthal (Hamelin), Germany

Date: 10-12 October, 2018

Upcoming Events - Others

Here below are listed events and conferences organized outside of the scope of IEA-PVPS but where you will be able to acquire intelligence regarding PV development and technologies. Also, you will be able to meet some experts involved in IEA-PVPS Tasks at these events.

4th International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES) 2018

Location: Pullman Hotels and Resorts, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Date: 10-11 April 2018

Description: "Sustainable Energy: The Future is here."
Malaysia is blessed with abundant sunshine, hydropower and resources for bioenergy. Globally, renewable energy, especially the ones with zero marginal cost, are predicted to increase rapidly. In this regard, the 4th ISES 2018 will focus on trending issues such as scaling up of sustainable energy deployment by reviewing energy policies cross borders and within the nation, grid issues with high solar PV penetration, energy storage solutions, addressing rural electrification and financing sustainable energy projects. There will also be a mini exhibition by companies and stakeholders in this industry.

Note that experts from IEA-PVPS Task 1 & Task 14 will attend the event and will give speeches.

More information here

Programme details here

WCPEC-7 2018: the 7th edition of the World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion

WCPEC-7: the 45th IEEE PVSC, the 28th PVSEC and the 34th EU PVSEC!

Location: Waikoloa, Hawaii

Date: 10-15 June 2018

Description: The WCPECs have a rich tradition of bringing together, students, innovators, and leaders in PV into a vibrant and highly integrative forum that is conducive to sharing information, gaining knowledge, strengthening collaborations and moving forward the science and technology of Photovoltaics from basic and applied research into large scale manufacturing and deployments. This year’s technical program encompasses 10 abstract submission areas that cover the entire spectrum of technical activities in photovoltaic science and engineering and is expected to provide a unique opportunity to share and discuss the latest PV-related developments in what would be the world largest and most influential forum of the end of this decade. The abstract submission deadline is January 22, 2018.

Conference details here

Intersolar Europe 2018

Intersolar Europe - The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners

Location: Munich, Germany

Date: 20-22 June 2018

Description: Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners and takes place annually at the Messe München exhibition center in Munich, Germany. The event’s exhi­bition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, solar thermal technologies, solar plants, as well as grid infrastructure and solutions for the integration of renewable energy. Since being founded 26 years ago, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

More Information here