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 15: International BIPV Workshop

Location: Royal Blue Tokyo Techno front / Tokyo Institute of Technology 2-12-1 Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550 Japan

Date & Time: 5 February 2018, 12:45 - 17:30

Sponsor: AGC, Kaneka, LIXIL, Solar Design Consortium, Canadian Solar

Description: BIPV has attracted attention from both electric (PV) companies and construction companies since a long time. BAPV has established markets in Japan, EU and US, since the standard size modules are applicable. Nevertheless, BIPV products are basically custom made and need to meet two different requirements as electronic products and as construction products. Meeting these different requirements has been forming a market barrier for a long time. In this workshop, knowledge, experience, current status and outlook on BIPV will be presented by global experts in BIPV, aiming at development of BIPV markets and industries.


Operating Agent Task 15 - Mr Michel RITZEN - Nieuw Eyckholt 300 - michiel.ritzen[at]zuyd.nl 

Operating Agent Task 15 - Mr Zeger VROON - Nieuw Eyckholt 300 - zeger.vroon[at]zuyd.nl 

Programme details here

Task 1: Webinar on Trends in PV Market and Industry Developments

Organized by Leonardo Energy

Date: 20th March 2018 - 13:00 CEST


Past and future trends in PV Industry developments - (Izumi Kaizuka)

Past and future trends in PV market developments - (Gaëtan Masson)

Registration and description available here

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 (Room 2), 81823 Munich, Germany

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

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.


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

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

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