Workshop at PVSEC-21, Fukuoka, Japan, December 1st 2011

Workshop Programme
Co-Chaired by Greg Watt, Australian PV Association
& Izumi Kaizuka, RTS Corporation, Japan

8:30 - 10:00 : Session I - Activities of IEA PVPS
Greetings, M. Yamamoto, NEDO
NEDO’s efforts on international activities, M. Ishimura, NEDO
Overview of PVPS & Trends Report, G. Watt, IEA PVPS Task 1, Australia
Very Large-Scale PV, K. Komoto, IEA PVPS Task 8, Japan

10:30 - 12:00 : Session II - Developing countries
Trends in PV applications in developing countries, P. Ahm, PA Energy,
PV Services for Developing Countries, A. Shankar, IEA PVPS Task 9, France
PV for community services, E. Lysen, Lysen Consulting, the Netherlands
Case studies of PV in developing countries, H. Watanabe, JPEA, Japan

13:30 - 15:00 : Session III – Major PV market
Trends of European PV market: Investors perspective,
P. Hüsser, Nova Energie, Switzerland
PV market in Germany, L. Wissing, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
PV market in Spain, V. Salas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
PV Market in USA, P. Mints, Navigant Consulting, USA

15:30 - 17:00 : Session IV –PV market in Asia and Oceania
PV Market in China, Y. Li, Chinese Academy of Science, China
PV Market in Japan - Overcoming March 11th, I. Kaizuka, RTS, Japan
PV Market in India, T. Kazuno, Moser Baer Photo Voltaic, India
PV Market in Australia, G. Watt, Energy Futures, Australia


Task 14 Utility and Research Workshop, Beijing, China

Monday October 10, 2011

Hosted by the IEE Chinese Academy of Science
More than 40 workshop participants, including participants from Chinese industry and utilities
Presentations of case studies, successful examples of high penetration PV projects and the associated challenges in China (e.g. PV programs, Stanardization activities).


“Driving future PV deployment - electricity utility PV business models?“

Wednesday, 7th September 2011, EUPVSEC, Hamburg, Germany


Welcome and introduction
Interational experiences - presentations by international speakers covering the situation in the USA, Europe Japan and Australia

  • Australia (Lyndon Frearson, Centre for Appropriate Technology (CAT)
  • Japan (Izumi Kazuka, RTS Corporation)
  • USA (Justin Baca, SEIA)
  • PV competing in the energy sector in Europe (Gaetan Masson, EPIA)

Issues going forward- presentations on matters such as the transition from pulic support schemes to sustainable markets, and how the electricity utilities might address this new market environment.

  • ewz solar power exchange, 15 years of experience (Philipp Wunerlich, ewz, City of Zurich utility, Switzerland)
  • International Snapshot of Eectricity utility PV Activities (Greg Watt, Opeating Agent IEA PVPS Task 1, Australia)
  • A EURELECTRIC perspectiv on the take-off of PV Power (Pierre Schlosser, EURELECTRIC)
  • Improved Grid Integration for more PV in Europe (Bernd Engel, SMA)

Open discussion - What will be the approach to wiedespread deployment of PV taken by the 'new' electricity network businesses? What will the future involvement of government be? Will this involvement be limited to working through a legal process that sets the bundaries for the industry and the network regulatrs? Who is going to pay for some of the network related issues? How will PV in general be financed into the futur?

Workshop conclusion


Task 9 3rd ADB-ASEF Conference and Workshops, Bankok, Thailand

June 2-3, 2011

"500 MW off grid / on grid project in Bangladesh"

Task 14 Utility Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal

Wednesday May 11, 2011

Hosted by the EDP Inovação Portugal
More than 10 workshop participants from Iberian utilities and Universities
Presentations of case studies, successful examples of high penetration PV projects and the associated challenges (from Iberian framework and International framework as well) the United States and Australia.


UFTP & IEA-PVPS Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey

Advantages of and possible Issues Surrounding Grid-Connected PV Power Systems

February 16th 2011


Opeing Ceremony

  • Prof Dr. Siddik Içli, Chairman of UFTP (Turkish PV Technology Platform)
  • "Global co-operation towards sustainable deployment of photovoltaic power systems", Mr. Stefan Nowak, Chairman of IEA-PVPS, Vice-chairman of EUPVPLATFORM
  • "Large scale PV deployment in the Mediterranean region", Mr. Roberto Vigotti, Coordinator of the Renewable Energy Industry Advisory Board of IEA.
  • "Current Status of PV Market, Grid Parity Concepts and Potential until 2020 and 2050", Mr. Gaetan Masson, Senior Economist, EPIA
  • Prof. Dr. Günnur Koçar, Director of Ege University Solar Energy Institute
  • Mr. Tanı Küçük*, Chairman of İO (İtanbul Chamber of Industry)
  • Mr. Taner Yıdı*, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Session 1 – The international dimension of grid-connected PV
Chair: Prof. Dr. Metin Çolak, Executive Board Member of UFTP

  • “Trends in grid-connected PV applications: observations from 15 years of IEA PVPS international surveys”, Mr. Greg Watt, Manager of IEA-PVPS Task 1, Australia
  • “Effects of the Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG) on the Development of the Photovoltaic Market in Germany”, Dr. Lothar Wissing, Project Management Jülich - Division Renewable Energies, Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Germany
  • “Current status and future prospects of Grid Connected PV systems in Japan”, Ms. Izumi Kaizuka, RTS Corporation and Japan member of IEA-PVPS Task 1, Japan
  • “How PV Inverters Support Electrical Grid Stability”, Mr. Hakkı Karacaoğlan, Sales Manager, Central & Eastern Europe, SMA Solar Technology AG, Germany

Session 2 – National Market development and support schemes
Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Engin Özdemir, Kocaeli University and Manager of UFTP-FVGS Group, Turkey

  • “Investment strategies for various national markets and global investment outlook”, Mr. Pius Hüsser, Nova Energie GmbH and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Switzerland
  • “The United States: Approaching Grid-Connected PV One State at a Time”, Ms. Carol Anna, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and IEA-PVPS Task 1, USA
  • “The photovoltaic in Spain: stop-and-go”, Dr. Vicente Salas, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Spain
  • “An Unconventinal and Innovative Solar Power Conversion Approach for Low FiT and Low Quality Grids”, Fatih KAVASLAR, Mavisis A.S. and Member of UFTP-FVGS Group, Turkey

Session 3 – Opportunities and Issues associated with grid-connected PV
Chair: Dr. Baha Kuban, Advisory Board Member of UFTP

  • “Utility Solar Business Models: Developing Value in Solar Markets”, Mr. Tom Nicholas, Regional Director Central U.S. - Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and IEA-PVPS Task 1, USA
  • “PV inverters in a High PV Penetration scenario – Challenges and opportunites for smart technologies”, Mr. Roland Bründlinger, Austrian Institute of Technology and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Austria
  • “The ECO-GRID Project and PV – a real life laboratory supported by the EU”, Mr. Peter Ahm, Director - PA Energy Ltd. and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Denmark
  • “New forms of organisation for grid connected PV in the Netherlands”, Mr. Otto Bernsen, NL Agency Directorate of Energy & Climate Change and IEA-PVPS Task 1, Netherlands

PANEL - Evaluation of the workshop and recommendations for Turkey
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Şener Oktik, Muğla University and Executive Board Member of UFTP

  • Mr. Hubert Fechner, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien- Director Renewable Urban Energy systems - Head of Renewable Energy Institute and General Secretary of Austria PV Technology Platform
  • Mr. Greg Watt, Manager of IEA-PVPS Task 1, Australia
  • Mr. Gaetan Masson, Senior Economist, EPIA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Engin Özdemir, Kocaeli University and Manager of UFTP-FVGS Group, Turkey
  • Dr. Baha Kuban, Advisory Board Member of UFTP

Presentations on the Website of UFTP or here.