IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme

"To enhance the international collaborative efforts which facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems"

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The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) conducts joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity. Currently seven research projects, so-called Tasks, are established within the IEA PVPS Programme.

                          

Ongoing Tasks

Task 1: Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach

Task 9: Deploying PV Services in emerging and developing countries

Task 12: PV Sustainability

Task 13: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems

Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids

Task 15: Enabling Framework for the Development of BIPV

Task 16: Solar Ressource

Past Projects

Task 2. Performance, Reliability and Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems. Concluded in 2010

Task 3. Use of photovoltaic power systems in stand-alone and island applications

Task 5. Design and grid interconnection of building integrated and other dispersed photovoltaic systems, concluded in 2003

Task 6. Design and operation of modular photovoltaic plants for large scale power generation, concluded in 1997

Task 7. Photovoltaic power systems in the built environment, concluded in 2003

Task 8: Very large scale photovoltaic power generation systems in remote areas

Task 10. Urban-scale grid-connected PV applications. Concluded in 2010.

Task 11. PV Hybrid Systems Within Mini-Grids.

Executive Committee

The IEA PVPS programme is headed by an Executive Committee (ExCo) composed of one representative from each participating member.

AUSTRALIA

Ms Renate EGAN - Vice Chair Pacific Region & Ombudsman
Chair, APVI
Australian Centre for Advanced Photovoltaics
Tyree Energy Technologies Building, Room 124
University of New South Wales,
AUS - Sydney, Autralia 2052
Cell : 61 408 223 653
chair[at]apvi.org.au
r.egan[at]unsw.edu.au

Ms Olivia COLDREY - Alternate
Senior Programme Manager
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
Partnership (REEEP)
Wagramer Strasse 5 (Vienna International Centre,
Room D-2169)
AUT-1400 Vienna, Austria
Tel: 61 (0) 410 221909
olivia.coldrey[at]reeep.org 

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AUSTRIA

Mr Hubert FECHNER –Vice Chair Strategy
Renewable Urban Energy Programme
University of Applied Sciences
Technikum Wien
Höchstädtplatz 6
AUT -1210 Vienna
Tel: 43(0)1 3334 0775 72
Cell: 43(0)6 6461 92572
fechner@technikum-wien.at

Ms Ulrike ROHRMEISTER - Alternate
Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation
and Technology

Unit Energy and Environmental Technologies
Radetzkystraße 2

AUT – 1030 Vienna
Tel: 43 (0) 1 711 62 - 65 2919

ulrike.rohrmeister[at]bmvit.gv.at 

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BELGIUM

Mr Bart HEDEBOUW
Vlaams Energieagentschap
Koning Albert II-laan 20 bus 17
BEL - 1000 Brussels
Tel: 32(0)2 5534 627
Fax: 32(0)2 5534 601
bart.hedebouw[at]vea.be
 
Ms Leen VAN LISHOUT
Projectbeheerder, Directie Energie
Leefmilieu Brussel – BIM
Dpt. Duurzame gebouwen - begeleiding
van professionelen
Thurn & Taxis-site
Havenlaan 86C/3000
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: 32(0)2 5634 297
Fax: 32(0)2 5634 326
lvanlishout[at]leefmilieu.irisnet.be
 
Ms Laurence POLAIN
Attachée, Research Team
Service Publique de Wallonie – DGO4
Direction de la Promotion de l’Énergie durable
Rue des brigades d'Irelande, 1
BEL - 5100 Jambes
Tel: 32(0)8 1486 342
Fax: 32(0)8 1486 303
laurence.polain[at]spw.wallonie.be
 
All three of Belgium’s regions represented by:
 
Mr Gregory NEUBOURG
Renewable Energy Analyst
APERe asbl
Rue Royale 35
BEL – 1000 Brussels
Tel : 32(0)2 209 04 04
gneubourg@apere.org

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CANADA

Mr John GORMAN
President & CEO
CANSIA, Canadian Solar Industries Association
150 Isabella Street, Suite 605
CAN - Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1S 1v7
Tel: 1 613 736 9077 Ext. 223
Toll free: 1 866 522 6742 Ext. 223
jgorman[at]cansia.ca
 
Ms Lisa DIGNARD-BAILEY - Alternate
Director, Integration of Renewable and Distributed Energy
Resources Program
Natural Resource Canada – Canmet Energy, Government
of Canada
1615, Lionel-Boulet
Varennes, Québec, Canada, J3X I56
Tel: 1 450 652 5161
Fax: 1 450 652 5177
lisa.dignard[at]nrcan.gc.ca

Mr Wesley JOHNSTON - Alternate
Vice President
Canadian Solar Industries Association
150 Isabella Street, Suite 605
CAN-Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 1V7
Tel: 1 613 736 9077
wjohnston[at]cansia.ca

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CHILE

Mr Rodrigo MANCILLA
Head of Solar Energy Program
CHL-Agustinas 640 p16 Santiago Chile
Tel : 56 2 2400600
rodrigo.mancilla[at]corfo.cl

Ms Ana Maria RUZ
Technology Development Director
CHL-Agustinas 640 p16 Santiago Chile
Tel : 56 2 2400630
ana.ruz[at]corfo.cl

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CHINA

Mr Xu HONGHUA
Researcher of the
Electrical Engineering Institute
Chinese Academy of Sciences
No. 6 Bei-er-tiao
Zhongguancun
Haidian Dist.
CHN - 100190 Beijing China
Cell: 13 70 102 1351
Tel: 86 10 825 47026
Fax: 86 10 825 47028
hxu@bjcorona.com
 
Mr Wang SICHENG - Alternate
Researcher
Energy Research Institute
National Development and
Reform Commission, China
No. 6 Bei-er-tiao
Zhongguancun
Haidian Dist.
CHN - 100190 Beijing China
Cell: 13 90 138 8270
Tel: 86 10 825 47025
Fax: 86 10 825 47028
wangsc[at]eri.org.cn

COPPER ALLIANCE

Mr Fernando NUNO
Project Manager
European Copper Institute
Avenue de Tervueren 168 B 10
BEL - 1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 34 670 80 46 37
fernando.nuno[at]copperalliance.es
 
Mr Hans De KEULENAER - Alternate
Director – Energy & Electricity
European Copper Institute
Avenue de Tervueren 168 B 10
1150 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32(0)2 777 7084
hans.dekeulenaer[at]copperalliance.eu

Zolaikha STRONG - Alternate
Director Sustainable Energy

Copper Development Association
Tel:  1 202 558 7625 -Washington DC - Office
Tel:  1 212 251 7238 - New York City - Office
Cell: 1 202 674 9838
zolaikha.strong[at]copperalliance.us

Mayur KARMARKAR - Alternate
Director - Asia, Sustainable Energy
International Copper Association, Asia
302, Alfa, Hiranandani Business Parkm
Powaim Mumbai 400 076, India
Tel: 91 22 66937989
Cell : 91 98205 11151
Fax: 91 22 66939282
mayur.karmarkar[at]copperalliance.asia

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DENMARK

Mr Flemming KRISTENSEN
ENIIG A/S
Tietgensvej 2 - 4
DEN – 8600 Silkeborg
Tel: 45(0)7 658 1130
Cell: 45(0)2 086 9638
fvk@eniig.dk
 
Mr Peter AHM - Alternate;
Supporter to Vice Chair Strategy
Director, PA Energy A/S
Snovdrupvej 16
DEN - 8340 Malling
Tel: 45(0)8 693 3333
ahm[at]paenergy.dk

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EUROPEAN UNION

Mr Fabio BELLONI
European Commission
Directorate-General for Research & Innovation
OFFICE: CDMA 0/081
Rue du Champ de Mars 21
BEL - 1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32(0)2 2952 472
Fax: 32(0)2 2994 991
Fabio.BELLONI[at]ec.europa.eu
 
Mr Pietro MENNA
European Commission
Directorate-General for Energy
Office: DM24 3/116
BEL - 1049 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32(0)2 2954 512
Fax: 32(0)2 2966 221
Pietro.MENNA[at]ec.europa.eu

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FINLAND

Ms. Karin WIKMAN
Programme Manager
TEKES, the Finnish Funding Agency
for Innovation
P.O. Box 69
FI-00101 Helsinki, Finland
karin.wikman[at]tekes.fi
Tel : 358 50 5577 723

Jero AHOLA – Alternate
Professor
LUT, Lappeenranta University of Technology
P.O.Box 20
FIN - 53851 Lappeenranta, Finland
Tel: 358 40 5298 524
jero.ahola[at]lut.fi

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FRANCE

Ms Céline MEHL
Photovoltaic Engineer
ADEME - Energy Network and Renewable Energies
Department
500 route des Lucioles
FRA - 06560 Valbonne, France
Tel: 33(0)4 9395 7928
celine.mehl@ademe.fr
 
Mr Paul KAAIJK – Alternate
ADEME – Energy Network and Renewable Energies
Department
500 route des Lucioles
FRA - 06560 Valbonne, France
Tel: 33(0)4 9395 7914
paul.kaaijk[at]ademe.fr

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GERMANY

Mr Christoph HÜNNEKES - Vice Chair Task Mentoring
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Projektträger Jülich - ESE
DEU - 52425 Jülich
Tel: 49(0)2 4616 12227
Fax: 49(0)2 4616 12840
ch.huennekes[at]fz-juelich.de
 
Mr Klaus PRUME – Alternate
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Projektträger Jülich - ESE
DEU - 52425 Jülich
Tel: 49(0)2 4616 19174
Fax: 49(0)2 4616 12840
k.prume[at]fz-juelich.de

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ISRAEL

Mr. Gideon FRIEDMANN
Technologies & Renewable Energy
Section Manager
Ministry of National Infrastructure,
Energy & Water Resources
Office of the Chief Scientist
14 Hartom St., P.O.B. 36148
ISR - 9136002 Jerusalem
Tel: 972 2 5316 020
Cell: 972 5 8533 7565
Fax : 972 2 5316 017
gideonf@energy.gov.il

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ITALY

Mr Salvatore CASTELLO
ENEA - Casaccia
Via Anguillarese, 301
ITA - 00123 S.Maria di Galeria - RM
Tel: 39(0)6 3048 4339
Fax: 39(0)6 3048 6405
salvatore.castello[at]enea.it
 
Mr Salvatore GUASTELLA
RSE S.p.A. (Ricerca Sistema Energetico S.p.A.)
via Rubattino, 54
ITA - 20134 Milano
Fax: 39(0)2 3992 5626
salvatore.guastella[at]rse-web.it

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JAPAN

Mr Hiroyuki YAMADA – Vice Chair Asia Region
Director
Solar Energy Systems
New Energy Technology Dept.
New Energy and Industrial Technology
Development Organization (NEDO)
18F Muza Kawasaki Building, 1310, Omiya-cho, Saiwai-ku,
JPN - Kawasaki City Kanagawa 212-8554
Cell: 81(0)8 0410 39831
Tel: 81(0)4 4520 5277
Fax: 81(0)4 4520 5276
yamadahry[at]nedo.go.jp
 
Mr Masanori ISHIMURA - Alternate
Technical Researcher
Solar energy Systems
New Energy Technology Dept.
New Energy and Industrial
Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
18F Muza Kawasaki Building, 1310, Omiya-cho, Saiwai-ku,
JPN - Kawasaki City Kanagawa 212-8554
Cell: 81(0)8 0410 39756
Tel: 81(0)4 4520 5277
Fax: 81(0)4 4520 5276
ishimuramsn[at]nedo.go.ip

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KOREA

Mr Jong Hyun HAN
Korea Energy Agency (KEA) Korea
Planning & Budget Division Team Manager
#388 POEUNDARO, SUJI-GU
YONGIN CITY, GYEONGGI-DO
(#1157 PUNGDEOKCHEON 2-DONG)
KOR – SOUTH KOREA 16842
Tel: 82(0)31 260 4281
Fax: 82(0)10 4762 7685
mwatcher@energy.or.kr

Mr Donggun LIM - Alternate
Korea National University of Transportation
50 Daehak-ro, Chungju-si
KOR - Chungbuk 380-702, Korea
Tel : 82 (0)43 841 5172
Fax : 82 (0)43 841 5160
dglim[at]ut.ac.kr

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MALAYSIA

Ms Datin Badriyah Binti Abdul MALEK
Deputy Secretary General (Energy)
Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KETHA)
Level 2, Block E 4/5, Complex E
Federal Govt Administrative Center
MAS – 62608 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 6038 883 6280
Fax: 603 8870 1335
badriyah@kettha.gov.my
 
Ms Catherine Ridu– Alternate
Chief Executive Officer
Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia
Galeria PjH, Aras 9, Jalan P4W, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
MAS - 62100 Putrajaya, Malaysia
Tel: 603 8870 5800
Fax: 603 8870 5900
C.Ridu[at]seda.gov.my

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MEXICO

Dr Jesús Antonio DEL RIO PORTILLA
Director
Instituto de Energias Renovables, UNAM
Technical Leader at CEMIESOL
Priv. Xochicalco s/n Col. Centro.
Apdo. Postal No. 34
MEX - CP 62580 Temixco, Morelos
Tel: 52(777) 3620090 Ext. 29744
Fax: 52(0)7 77362 3808
arp@ier.unam.mx 

Dr Aarón Sánchez JUAREZ
Researcher at
Instituto de Energías Renovables, UNAM
Priv. Xochicalco s/n Col. Centro.
Apdo. Postal No. 34
MEX - CP 62580 Temixco, Morelos
Tel: 52 (777) 3620090 Ext.297416
asj[at]ier.unam.mx

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NETHERLANDS

Mr Bouke BUSSEMAKER
Ministry of Economic Affairs
P.O. Box 20401
NLD - 2500 EK Den Haag
Tel: 31 70 379 7849 Fax: 31 70 379 6872
B.H.Bussemaker[at]minez.nl

Mr Otto BERNSEN – Alternate – Vice Chair
Communications and Outreach
Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO
Department: Energy Innovation
Directorate, Energy & Climate – Innovation
& Energy
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2
NLD - 2595 AL Den Haag
Tel: 31(0)7 0373 5650 / 31(0)6 5074 8071
Fax: 31(0)8 8602 9023
otto.bernsen[at]rvo.nl

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NORWAY

Mr Trond Inge WESTGAARD
Research Council of Norway
Drammensveien 288
P.O.Box 564
NOR - 1327 Lysaker, Norway
Tel: 47(0)22 03 73 07
Cell: 47(0)91 13 23 99
tiw[at]rcn.no


Ms Lisa HENDEN GROTH - Alternate
Senior Consultant
Middelthunsgate 29
P.O. Box 5091 Majorstua
NOR - 0301 Oslo
Tel: 47 9771 5939
Fax: 47 2295 9000
lhg[at]nve.no

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PORTUGAL

Mr António JOYCE
LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia)
Estrada do Paço do Lumiar, 22
PRT - 1649-038 Lisboa, Lisboa, PORTUGAL
Tel: 351 210924770
antonio.joyce[at]lneg.pt joaogoncalo.maciel[at]edp.pt
 
Mr Pedro SASSETTI PAES - Alternate
EDP Energias de Portugal S.A.
Sustainability Office
Av. 24 de Julho, Nº 12
Torre Poente N – 2º Piso
PRT - 1249-300 Lisboa, PT
Tel: 351 210012173
Cell: 351 936281837
pedro.paes[at]edp.pt

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SEPA

Ms Julia HAMM
President & CEO
Solar Electric Power Association
1220 19th Street, Suite 800
USA- Washington, DC 20036 USA
Tel: 1(0)2 0255 92025
Fax: 1(0)2 0259 2035
jhamm[at]solarelectricpower.org

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SEIA

Mr Tom KIMBIS
Interim President & General Counsel
Solar Energy Industries Association SEIA
600 14th Street, NW
Suite 400
USA - Washington, DC 20005
Tel: 1(0) 202-682-0556
Cell: 1(0)2 0271 43737
tkimbis[at]seia.org

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SOLAR POWER EUROPE (formerly EPIA)

Mr Alexandre ROESCH
Policy Director
SolarPower Europe
Rue d’Arlon 69-71
BEL-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32 2 709 55 22 / 32 2 709 55 20
a.roesch[at]solarpowereurope.org


Mr Thomas DÖRING - Alternate
Policy Analyst – Technology and Markets
SolarPower Europe
Rue d’Arlon 69-71
B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: 32 2 709 55 43 / 32 2 709 55 20
t.doering[at]solarpowereurope.org

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SOUTH AFRICA

Mr Stephen KOOPMAN
CSIR Energy Centre
R & D Outcomes Manager
627 Meiring Naude Road
ZAF - Brummeria, Pretoria, South Africa
Tel: 27 12 8427264
Cell: 0836555680
skoopman[at]csir.co.za


Dr Thembakazi MALI - Alternate
Senior Manager Clean Energy
SANEDI (South African National Energy Development
Institute)
Block E, Upper Grayston Office Park
150 Linden Street
Strathavon, Sandton
ZAF - 2146 South Africa
Tel: 27 [11] 038 4346
Cell: 27 [82] 326 9501
thembakazim[at]sanedi.org.za

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SPAIN

Ms Ana Rosa LAGUNAS ALONSO – Supporter
to Vice Chair Task Mentoring
Photovoltaic Department Director
CENER (National Renewable Energy Centre)
Ciudad de la Innovación 7
ESP - 31621 Sarriguren-Navarra
Tel: 34 9 4825 2800
Fax: 34 9 4827 0774
alagunas[at]cener.com

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SWEDEN

Mr Tobias WALLA – Supporter to Vice Chair
Communications and Outreach
Swedish Energy Agency
P.O. Box 310
SWE-631 04 Eskilstuna, Sweden
Tel: 46 (0)16 544 20 54
tobias.walla[at]energimyndigheten.se


Mr Pierre-Jean RIGOLE
Swedish Energy Agency
P.O. Box 310
SWE - 631 04 Eskilstuna, Sweden
Tel: 46 (0)16 544 21 91
pierre-jean.rigole[at]energimyndigheten.se

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SWITZERLAND

Mr Stefan OBERHOLZER
Head PV Research
Swiss Federal Office of Energy
CHE - 3003 Bern
Tel: 41(0) 58 465 89 20
stefan.oberholzer[at]bfe.admin.ch


Mr Stefan NOWAK - Chairman
NET - Ltd.
Waldweg 8
CHE - 1717 St. Ursen
Tel: 41(0)2 6494 0030
Fax: 41(0)2 6494 0034
stefan.nowak[at]netenergy.ch

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THAILAND

Mr Praphon WONGTHARUA
Director General
Department of Alternative Energy Development
and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
praphon_w[at]dede.go.th


Mr Roya JUNTARATANA - Alternate
Deputy Director General
Department of Alternative Energy Development
and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
roya[at]dede.go.th

Mr Suree JAROONSAK – Alternate
Director of Solar Energy Development Bureau
Department of Alternative Energy Development
and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
suree_j[at]dede.go.th


Ms Patthamaporn POONKASEM - Alternate
Director of Innovation Group
Bureau of Solar Energy Development
Department of Alternative Energy Development
and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
poonkasem_energy[at]hotmail.com


Ms Thanyalak MEESAP – Alternate
Professional Engineer, Innovation Group
Bureau of Solar energy Development
Department of Alternative Energy Development
and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
thanyalak_m@dede.go.th
zram_2[at]hotmail.com

Ms Thidarat SAWAI – Alternate
Professional Scientist, Innovation Group
Bureau of Solar energy Development
Department of Alternative Energy
Development and Efficiency
17 Kasatsuk Bridge, Rama 1 Road
Pathumwan District
THA – Bangkok 10330
thidarat_s[at]dede.go.th

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TURKEY

Mr. Ahmet YILANCI
GUNDER
Bestekar Sok.
Cimen Apt. No: 15/12
Kavaklidere
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: 90 312 418 18 87
Fax: 90 312 418 08 38
ahmetyilanci[at]gmail.com
info[at]gunder.org.tr

Mr. Bulent YESILATA - Alternate
Professor & Founding Director
GAP Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Center
Harran University, Sanliurfa/Turkey
Cell: 90 (536) 736 0900
Fax: 90 (414) 318 3799
byesilata[at]yahoo.com
byesilata[at]harran.edu.tr

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Mr Lenny TINKER - Vice Chair
Americas Region
Solar Energy Technologies Office
US Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20585, USA
Tel: 1 202 287-1534
Fax: 1 202 287 1417
Lenny.Tinker[at]ee.doe.gov

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EXCO SECRETARY

Mrs Mary BRUNISHOLZ
IEA PVPS
NET - Ltd.
Waldweg 8
CHE - 1717 St. Ursen
Tel: 41(0)2 6494 0030
Fax: 41(0)2 6294 0034
mary.brunisholz[at]netenergy.ch

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IEA Desk Officer

Mr Yasuhiro SAKUMA
Renewable Energy Division
TCP Desk Officer
International Energy Agency
31-35, rue de la Fédération
FRA - 75739 Paris Cedex 15
Tel: 33(0)1 4057 6562
Yasuhiro.SAKUMA[at]iea.org

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