Upcoming Events

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.

Past Events

PVSEC-26 - Singapore - 27 October 2016

PVPS at PVSEC-26 PV in Buildings: its competitiveness and potential in the future

Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016 

Time: 9:00 -12:30

Venue: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore Co-Hosted by PVSEC-26 Steering Committee and IEA PVPS

PV power generation became an integral part of energy solutions with the cost reduction of PV systems. This workshop covers various aspects of PV application for buildings such as competitiveness of PV application for buildings, enablers of self-consumption, potential of BIPV and other issues.

Workshop Agenda can be found here.

All workshop presentation can be found here.

6th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop

6th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop

Date: October 24 - 25, 2016 

Venue: Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Heidenhofstrasse 2, 79110 Freiburg, Germany

Comprehensive services are needed to ensure the quality and reliable operation of PV systems. Modeling and ongoing monitoring processes are tools that enable us to draw important conclusions and make statements regarding the output and profitability of PV systems and power plants. The growing variety of PV products and operating conditions requires that services must undergo continuous development to meet the most stringent demands from operators. What these demands are, and which technological solutions can be used to satisfy them, will be discussed at the “PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring” workshop on October 24 and 25 in Freiburg. “The PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring workshop will include speakers from the PV sector – from research and industry alike,” explains Boris Farnung from Fraunhofer ISE. “We are looking forward to lively discussions with these renowned industry representatives, and to participation from developers, modelers, and users of PV monitoring and yield data.”

The workshop is organized by Fraunhofer ISE, Sandia National Laboratories/USA, and PVPS Task 13 of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Workshop Agenda can be found here.

Intersolar Europe - Dubai - 19 September 2016

Workshop: Getting The Best From PV In The Middle East: The Role Of Utilities And The Question Of Long-Term PV Reliability In Harsh Environments

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:00 am - 04:00 pm

Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC) Jebel Ali A&B

Workshop Partner:

IEA-PVPS & Solar United

Part 1: The Role of Utilities in PV Development in the MENA region While PV is poised to develop fast in the MENA region in the coming months and years, the question of how utilities are and will be involved in the development of PV is essential. From rooftop applications to utility-scale plants, the session will explore how traditional utilities could play a major role in MENA PV development and how PV developers are closing the gap with these utilities.

Part 2: From Local Manufacturing to Quality Enhancement, a Local and Global Industry Challenge The more the PV industry becomes global, the more it requires local expertise. Desert environments represent a challenge for the PV industry, in terms of reliability and manufacturing. What is therefore the role local PV companies can play, together with global actors to ensure a sustainable PV development in the MENA region. This session will look at climate specifics and highlight how local manufacturing can provide the market with ad hoc components.

Workshop is free of charge. Registration required.

More information here.


EUPVSEC 2016 - Munich

IEA PVPS Parallel Events at EU PVSEC 2016

Date: Monday - 20 June 2016                                                                                                                                                          
Time: 13:30 - 18:30  

Enhancing PV Competitiveness with Energy Storage
jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 1

Grid parity has been reached in some market segments but the real competitiveness of PV solutions has not been achieved yet everywhere. This workshop aims at redefining the concepts of competitiveness for PV solutions in the light of the last self-consumption regulations and the super-competitive tenders seen in Germany, India, the USA, the UAE or recently in Peru. In addition, the shift towards decentralized PV that several countries are attempting requires an in-depth look into the possibilities of energy storage, through batteries, but also energy storage in buildings or embedded in the grid.

More information here.

Event presentations can be downloaded from here.

Date: Tuesday - 21 June 2016                                                                                                                                                          

Time: 08:30 - 12:30        

Acceleration of BIPV by international collaboration
jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 15, Solliance and the Becquerel Institute
BIPV is seen as one of the key development tracks of PV towards mass application. To facilitate this key development, a number of international collaborative initiatives are undertaken. In this interactive seminar, a number of international collaboration projects and platforms will be presented, with the aim to pinpoint the next step in international needs for collaboration.

Event presentations can be downloaded from here.


Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016                                                                                                                                                           
Time: 13:30 - 18:30      
End-of-Life Management of Photovoltaic Modules - Current Global Status and Future Prospects
jointly with IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency and the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) - IEA PVPS Task 12

Event presentations can be downloaded from here.

EUPVSEC 2016 - Munich

IEA PVPS Supports Parallel Events at EU PVSEC 2016

PV Production, Quality, and Innovation Forum

Organized by: SOLARUNITED                                                                                                                              

PV Production, Quality and Innovation Forum will be led by top-level managers, chief developing engineers of SOLARUNITED member companies and further industry experts from manufacturers and suppliers of PV production equipment and related raw materials. In three dedicated sessions the latest status and outlook on changing dynamics, processes, and production technology steps in the PV manufacturing supply chain will be presented.

More information here.


Task 1 Workshop at SNEC 2016 - Shanghai

"Pathway of Distributed Power in Electricity Selling Market Reform"


PV Committee, China Renewable Energy Society


China Variable-Generation Integration Group (CVIG)
Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APIVA)
International Copper Alliance (ICA)
ShenZhen Solar Energy Society (SZSES)
Time: 9:00-12:30, May 25th 2016
Location: Multi-function hall 3, Kerry Hotel in Pudong, Shanghai, China
Language: Simultaneous Interpreting in Chinese& English

Workshop Agenda can be found here.


IEA PVPS Task 1 Workshop - Canary Islands

IEA PVPS - Task 1 in corporate with UNEF (Spanish Photovoltaic Union) and Government of the Canary Islands have organized workshop "Toward 100% renewable energy systems" on April 14th 2016.

Location: Canary Islands

Meeting Agenda can be found here.

The 3rd International Sustainable Energy Summit

The 3rd International Sustainable Energy Summit will be held at Putrajaya Marriott Hotel on April 5th & 6th, 2016. This biennial summit is organised by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia which has been tasked to provide information exchange on sustainable energy and network opportunities in alignment with Malaysia’s quest to achieve national energy autonomy.

The 3rd ISES 2016 explores in depth “Democratising Electricity Supply” as the central theme of this two-day event. It aims to enhance participants’ knowledge through the sharing of ideas by renowned speakers from all over the globe. It will serve as a platform to create meaningful discourse on necessary policies to facilitate the democratising of electricity supply and the strategic resources that are needed to support future energy goals.

More information about ISES 2016 Programme


Solar Canada Hosts Task 14


Logo Solar Canada 2015 Conference & Exposition

Learn from international experts about the different approaches and best practices in managing higher PV penetrations in electricity grids.  CanSIA, IEA and PVPS Task 14 designed this conference track to educate and help the solar industry, utilities, and system operators prepare for a future with more solar on the grid.

Technical Transformation Track Sessions:

More information: http://solarcanadaconference.ca/technical-transformation-track/

Conference Material: http://solarcanadaconference.ca/the-show/conference-presentations/

IEA-PVPS & GUNDER Workshop - Istanbul - 27th Octobre 2015

IEA-PVPS Task 1 and GUNDER are pleased to invite you to their Turkish workshop in Istanbul on tuesday 27th October 2015. 

Download the agenda here.


4th PV Performance Modelling & Monitoring Workshop - Cologne, Germany - 22-23 Oct 2015

TÜV Rheinland, Sandia National Laboratories, and the IEA PVPS Task 13 are co-organizing the 4th PV Performance Modelling Collaborative (PVPMC) Workshop to be held at TÜV Rheinland headquarters in Cologne, Germany (22-23 October 2015). This workshop brings together solar PV professionals and researchers to learn about and discuss new and important technical issues related to PV performance modelling. This workshop will be stimulating, interactive, and provide valuable information for modellers, model developers, and other users of PV performance model results.

Download the leaflet and agenda here.


EUPVSEC 2015 - European PV Solar Energy Conference & Exhibition - Hamburg, Germany - 14-18 Sept 2015

  • IEA PVPS in the Industry Area

IEA-PVPS will be present inside the exhibition area in during the fair.

  • IEA PVPS in the Conference Area

IEA-PVPS co-organizes two workshops:

  • Monday 14 Sept. 2014 - IEA-PVPS Task 1 Workshop in collaboration with IEA-SHC and IEA-RETD."Competitiveness, Soft Costs and New Business Cases for PV"
  • See the program here.
  • Tuesday 15 Sept. 2015 - IEA-PVPS Task 15 Workshop. "Reaching out for opportunities in BIPV - market, policies and BIPV development drivers "
  • See the program here.

PV & Utilities workshop @ Asean Power Week - Bangkok - 3 Sept 2015

IEA-PVPS Task 1 and Task 9 invite you to the first Asian PV & Utilities Workshop in Bangkok on Sept 3 2015 during the Asean Power Week.

Agenda and registration.

Intersolar Europe - Munich - 9 June 2015

IEA PVPS Task 13 Workshop at Intersolar 2015 in Munich, Germany

PV Module Reliability and System Performance Analysis Day

Tuesday, 09 June 2015

14:00 - 17:30

International Conference Munich (ICM) – Room 13A (1st floor)

Open to all registered participants

Download the agenda

Download the presentatiokns herehttp://www.tuv.com/en/corporate/about_us_1/fairs_events_1/eventdetail_cw_240198.html

New technologies, revolutionary ideas, innovative solutions are the key words of Intersolar 2015. As a side event of the Intersolar Europe’s Conference programme, the Workshop “PV Module Reliability and System Performance Analysis” organized by International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present the information on state-of-the-art of PV module degradation, identification of main problems due to material properties and failure risk estimations as well as the achievements of the common work of the task experts over the last four years and the first results from the second phase of its work programme 2015 - 2018.

Joint Workshop IEA-PVPS & ISGAN - Vienna, Austria - 18 May 2015

The rapid growth of both distributed and large-scale PV and wind power generation requires “smarter” and more powerful transmission and distribution systems, allowing customer involvement and the introduction of new market players. A key element in this transition is increased flexibility, both on the demand side and the generation side. At the workshop, which was jointly organized by IEA-PVPS Task 14 and IEA-ISGAN Annex 6 (http://www.iea-isgan.org/?c=2/27/62) experts and senior executives from European TSOs (RTE, EIRGRID, ELIA), the European Association of DSOs (EDSO), together with PVPS and ISGAN experts discussed experiences and approaches to use variable renewables as flexible resources to support grid operation and the evolving roles of TSOs and DSOs.

The agenda can be found here.

The presentations can be found here.


6th WCPEC Conference, Kyoto, Japan

In 2014, PV has provided at least 1% of the world electricity demand for the first time. While this percentage represents still a small contribution, PV’s growth is at such a pace that it could become a significant source of electricity and modify radically the way how the world is powered in the coming decade. The IEA-PVPS has been researching the challenges associated with PV development for well over 20 years. This workshop has highlighted the main challenges and promises PV will bear in the coming years and decades. As an official event of the 6th WCPEC, this PVPS Programme Workshop is jointly organised by the IEA - International Energy Agency, the WCPEC-6 and NEDO, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan.

Download the agenda.

Download the presentations.

29th EU-PVSEC in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • IEA PVPS in the Industry Area

IEA-PVPS was present inside the exhibition area in during the fair.

  • IEA PVPS in the Conference Area

IEA-PVPS co-organized three workshops:

  • Monday 22 Sept. 2014 - IEA-PVPS Task 1-Task 14 Workshop in collaboration with IEA-SHC, IEA-RETD & EPIA. "Self-Consumption Business-Models: Economic and technical Challenges"

While the cost of PV electricity is going down, the question of how business models based on the self-consumption of PV electricity becomes more acute. This workshop will explore the challenges associated with producing electricity with PV for local needs from a technical and economical point of view. An in-depth analysis of the potential and challenges of self-consumption based business models will be discussed, with a focus on storage and “Demand Side Management” through Solar heating and Cooling. In addition, the need to integrate in the electricity system and especially the question of the integration into the distribution grids will be linked to the question of self-consumption.

 See the program and download the presentations here.

  • Tuesday 23 Sept. 2014 - IEA-PVPS Task 13 Workshop. "PV Performance Analysis and Module Reliability"

The new efforts deal particularly with the economics of PV system performance and reliability. The experts will review current practices for financial modelling of PV investments from the perspectives of technical risks during PV module production, PV system operation and the remaining uncertainties over the system’s service life.  Economic and institutional issues such as the comparison of investment costs and cost per kilowatt-hour, the analysis of maintenance costs of specific components as well as the analysis of failures and statistics will also be included in the extended Task 13 work programme.

 See the program and download the presentations here.

  • Tuesday 23 Sept. 2014 - IEA-PVPS Task 12 Workshop. "PV Life Cycle Management & Recycling"

With the introduction of regulatory requirements on the end-of-life management of PV panels and installations in the European Union through the recast WEEE Directive and the transposition of this Directive into 27+ different EU Member State Laws, the topic of PV Recycling reached the next level of maturity – evolving from mainly voluntary producer life cycle management initiatives to a mandatory collection and recycling regime in one of the most important PV markets globally. This development will certainly trigger similar developments in other regions of the world – first similar tendencies can be observed in the United States, Japan, Israel and China, where materials life cycle management of PV systems gains higher attention. Next to initiating policy discussions on an international level beyond the EU, the implementation of the WEEE Directive will also trigger the learning curve for PV recycling technologies to move ahead, as volumes become more predictable. The motivation for this workshop is to provide an update on the international technical and regulatory developments and re-engage the scientific community in a dialogue on end-of-life management strategies of PV systems on a global scale.

 See the program and download the presentations here.

 Task 15 - BIPV

In addition, the definition workshop of the task 15 focusing on BIPV was  hold on 23 September in Amsterdam. For more information please contact: Michiel Ritzen


Intersolar Europe 2014 - Munich, Germany

During the Intersolar Europe conference and fair, IEA-PVPS was present on the booth of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) on 5 June: booth A2.571.


5 June 2014 - Task 13 - Performance and Reliability

Meet Task 13 representatives and discuss their last reports. - 11:00 to 13:00 on the EPIA booth A2.571.

Download the invitation.


Meet also IEA-PVPS representatives in the following events:

2 June 2014

Conference - "Izumi Kaizuka - Change of FiT Rules in Japan"

Conference - "Gaëtan Masson - Overview of European PV Markets"

4 June 2014

Conference - Gaëtan Masson - Solar Conference Turkey

Download the agenda

Download the poster


Meet IEA representatives in the following event:

2 June 2014

Conference - "Simon Müller - Presentation of the GIVAR Project"


Ben Gurion University - Tel Aviv - Israel - 24 April 2014


This workshop adresses the question of solar energy implementation and developments in Israel. Organized by the Ben-Gurion University of Israel, it confronts the visions of Israel's officials and academics about PV development, together with the international expertise of IEA-PVPS and IEA-SHC experts.

Presentations will be made available soon.


Jeju (Korea), November 6th 2013

International Workshop on "PV Reliability and New Business Models"

This workshop, organized in conjunction with the IEA PVPS Task 1 meeting and in collaboration with the Korea Photovoltaic Society KPVS, will focus on the state-of-the-art of PV performance and reliability questions, together with an overview of new business models for PV development in several key countries.

Date: November 6-7, 2013

Venue: KAL HOTEL, Seogwipo, Jeju, Korea 

Download the agenda

Download the presentations

PVSEC-23 in Taipei (Taiwan) - Octobre 31th 2013

IEA PVPS will be present and organize a workshop in the framework of the PVSEC-23 conference in Taipei (Taiwan) that will be held from October 28 to November 1st.


Date: Thursday, 31st October 2013 Chair: Dr. Chinho Park, KETEP/ Ms. Izumi KAIZUKA, RTS

Time: 13:00 – 17:00

Venue: Room 101 D, Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) 

Download the agenda

Download the presentations

IEA PVPS at the 28th EU-PVSEC in Paris (France)

  • IEA PVPS in the Industry Area

Meet PVPS experts: stop by at the IEA PVPS Paris Café booth, Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition grounds, Hall 2, stand No. 2/C1a , 1 to 3 October 2013, get the latest IEA PVPS news, chat with PVPS experts, meet PV notables and enjoy Swiss coffee and chocolates.

  • IEA PVPS in the Conference Area

IEA-PVPS co-organizes three workshops from September 30th to October 2th 2013.

See the official page for Parallel events in EU-PVSEC and register.

These workshops will focus on several subjects of high interest for the PV community this year, starting from the way how new business models will transform the PV market, continuing with the challenge of PV systems reliability and finishing with a focus on PV forecasts from a grid integration point of view.

  • Monday 30 Sept. 2013 - IEA-PVPS Task 1 Workshop in collaboration with EPIA - 14h00 - 18h30 

"Ensuring Robust PV Market Development with Declining Financial Support: the Role of New Business Models"

Download the agenda 

  • Tuesday 01 Oct. 2013 - IEA-PVPS Task 13 Workshop - 08h30 - 12h30
  • Tuesday 01 Oct. 2013 - IEA-PVPS Task 14 & IEA-SHC Task 46 Workshop - 14h00 - 18h00

Conference in Munich (Germany) - 20 June 2013

Conference organized in the framework of the SOPHIA project:

"Coordinated European R&D- Keystone for the reinforcement of the PV industry"

Intersolar Europe - Munich (DE) - 17-21 June 2013

During the Intersolar Europe conference and fair, IEA-PVPS will be present on the booth of the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) from June 19 until June 21: booth A2.550.

Meet also IEA-PVPS representatives in the following events:

17 June 2013

Conference - "PV Market in Japan"

Conference - "PV market in Europe"

19 June 2013

Workshop - "From PV Quality to Bankability"

20 June 2013

Conference - French/German office for the coordination of Renewable Energy Policies - "The future of PV in the framework of the french energy transition" - in French - in German

Workshop - Joint Forces for Solar's "5th PV Briefing and Networking Forum Europe


Workshop - Tampa (FL, USA) - 16 June 2013

"Lessons Learned from the Analytical Monitoring and Modeling of PV Systems" 

Optimizing the performance of PV plants is increasingly important as the PV industry becomes more competitive. This workshop will present work being performed as part of IEA-PVPS Task 13 on Performance and Reliability of PV systems. In particular, the workshop will focus on lessons learned from measuring performance from fielded PV systems and methods for analyzing and modeling system performance. Presenters will describe analysis methods and tools for use with PV monitoring data to identify system problems and better understand technology differences in diverse environments.    

Sunday, June 16

13:00 - 17:00

Tampa - Florida


This workshop is organized during the 39th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialits Conference