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 Webinar: Investigating Business Models for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

Organized by Leonardo Energy

Date & Time : 6 September 2018 @ 13:00 CEST (check your local time)

Duration: 1h

Speakers: Michiel Ritzen (Zuyd Hogeschool) , Philippe Macé (Becquerel Institute)

Description: Solar cells (photovoltaics, PV) for electricity generation is forecasted to become one of the main contributors in the future energy system. Better building integration of PV (BIPV) is desired for aesthetical reasons and potentially also for cost savings. As of now, BIPV is generally more expensive than ordinary building applied PV installations (BAPV) or regular building components, which means there is a need to include other values in BIPV business models. This webinar presents the results from an inventory of existing business models and case studies, performed within the work of IEA-PVPS Task 15.

Watch Recording and Slides

Task 16 Meeting

Date & Time : 17-19 September 2018

Location: Rapperswill, Switzerland

Task 1 Meeting

Date & Time : 19-20-21 September 2018

Location: Benelux Building, Rue de la Régence 39, Brussels (Belgium)

Task 1 Workshop: Trends in PV Development - from Turmoil to Mainstream

As an official event of the 35th EU - PVSEC, the Workshop is jointly organized by IEA (International Energy Agency) and EU-PVSEC.

Date & Time : 24 September 2018, 13:30 - 17:30 CEST

Location: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre - Brussels, Belgium

Access: Open to all registered participants of the 35th EU PVSEC

Partner: IRENA

Description: Costs of solar electricity have fallen so rapidly that new markets, applications and business models are being unlocked faster than is generally realised. The emergence of new applications which have not been on the market development radar before now is offering exciting opportunities to expand the deployment of solar PV. In the same time, the market was driven by the boom of PV installations in China, a boom that was halted by the Chinese decision to control its market.

With the largest market going down, what will happen to the PV industry and which markets will compensate this in the coming years? Will this turmoil change the outcome of PV development in the coming years? While the PV market was expected to continue booming, will we see some “lost” years before it grows again.

This event will first discuss the development of the PV market, and the impact of policies on the speed at which PV could develop. Will policies continue to shape the market and especially long term targets? From China to the USA, from Spain to Japan, this workshop will challenge the general belief that PV is unstoppable.

Contact for further information: Task 1 Operating Agent - Gaëtan Masson - g.masson[at]iea-pvps.org

Draft Programme

Task 17 on PV for transport supports the Solar Mobility Forum

Date & Time : 25 September 2018, 8:30 - 12:00 CET

Location: SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre - Brussels, Belgium

Access: Open to all registered participants

Description: The Solar Mobility Forum will discuss the challenge of integrating PV and electricity mobility to support the global energy revolution. It will highlight the role of PV for clean transport in the coming years. The newly created IEA PVPS Task 17 on PV for transport has just initiated its activities. Several experts will be invited to contribute to the Solar Mobility Forum and will highlight the role of PV in transport in the coming years.

  • E-mobility through Solar Energy - A step towards the Energy Revolution
  • Manufacturing PV for Transport
  • Concrete cases 

More information available here

Task 15 Event – Accelerating BIPV Development

Date & Time : 25 September 2018, Afternoon

Location: SQUARE, Brussels Meeting Centre - Brussels, Belgium

Access: Open to all registered participants

Description: Task 15 has started to publish its first reports on BIPV business models and more is expected soon. What could drive the BIPV market in the coming years? What is missing and what could be achieved?

Preliminary Agenda

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

Task 13: UV Fluorescence Application for PV Failure Detection Workshop

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

Date: 12 October 2018

More information available here

Task 14: IEA WIND Annex 25 session at Solar Integration Workshop

Location:Stockholm, Sweden

Date: 17 October 2018, 16:20 - 18:30

Description: SESSION 2A – Joint Session of IEA WIND Task 25 and PV Integration Task 14: Highlights and Trends from international collaboration on solar and wind integration.

More information available here

Programme details available here

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