International BIPV Workshop

Task 15: International BIPV Workshop

Location : Tokyo, Japan

Date : 5 February 2018

Past and future trends in PV Industry developments

Organized by Leonardo Energy

Date: 20th March 2018 - 13:00 CEST (duration: 1h)

Speakers: Gaëtan Masson (Becquerel Institute) & Izumi Kaizuka (RTS Corporation)

Description: This webinar will address the key drivers of the PV market and industry in the coming years. It will look at the past developments and future scenarios, from a global market development point of view to some key price evolution features. From competitive tenders to the development of distributed PV in China, and the arrival on the market of new industry giants, this webinar will browse the global landscape of PV development.

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For more information on this subject see the report by Task 1

4th ISES 2018

4th ISES 2018

Location : Sarawak, Malaysia

Date : 30-31 March 2018

Task 1: PV WE CLASS 14-One Step Away from PV Parity Era & Diversity of Distributed PV

Location: Kerry Hotel (3rd Floor, Function Room 3), Pudong, Shanghai, China

Date & Time: 29 May 2018, 09:00 - 11:50

Description: To our surprise, as the classical case of distributed PV, there years later, Solar Impulse II aviator, Bertrand Picard, is going to SNEC with “World Alliance for Efficient Solutions” again. In 2015, the world's largest and most advanced solar-powered aircraft- “Solar Impulse II" completed a first for energy in human history, without spending a single drop of fuel, and relying entirely on solar energy to carry out feats of continuous round-the-clock flying around the world. They are assisting entrepreneurs who brewing clean energy technology solutions in start-up companies or R&D labs to be discovered, identified and implemented at the industry level.


China PV Society

International Energy Agency PV Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) Task 1


International Copper Association

Swiss Solar Aircraft "Solar Impulse Foundation"

Programme details here


China PV Society- Ma Liyun - maliyun[at]

China PV Society- Sun Shitong - sunshitong[at]

Webinar by Task 16: An International Collaboration to Advance the Use of Solar Resource Information

Date & Time  : 31 May 2018 - 15:30 - 17:00 (CEST, UTC+2)

Speakers: Prof. Phillippe Blanc (MINES ParisTech) , Dr. David Renné (ISES), Jan Remund (Meteotest), Dr. Manajit Sengupta (NREL), Dr. Carmen Köhler

Description: This webinar will provide an overview of the scope of work being conducted under Task 16, with presentations from representatives of each of the four Task 16 Subtasks: Evaluation of Current and Emerging Solar Resource Assessment Methodologies; Enhanced Data and Bankable Products; Evaluation of Current and Emerging Solar Forecast Techniques; and Dissemination and Outreach.

More information available here

Task 13: Interim Meeting

IEA-PVPS Task 13: Interim Meeting

Location : Hilton Convention Center (Water's Edge Boardroom), Hawaii, USA

Date & Time : 10 June 2018, 13:00 - 15:40

Programme details here

WCPEC-7 2018

WCPEC-7 2018

Location : Hawaii, USA

Date :10-15 June 2018

WCPEC-7 2018: IEA-PVPS Workshops

WCPEC-7 2018: IEA-PVPS Workshops

Location: Kona 1, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii, USA

Date : 14 June 2018

Task 1: IEA-PVPS 4th PV Utility Business Models Workshop

IEA-PVPS 4th PV Utility Business Models Workshop

Location : Munich, Germany

Date : 19 June 2018

Task 13: Interim Meeting

IEA-PVPS Task 13: Interim Meeting

Location : International Conference Munich (ICM), Z1.441 (Intermediate level 1), Munich, Germany

Date & Time : 19 June 2018, 14:00 - 17:45

Programme details here

Intersolar Europe 2018 - Exhibition

Intersolar Europe 2018 - Exhibition

Location : Munich, Germany

Date : 20-22 June 2018

Task 16: Solar Forecast Requirements & Value for Grid Applications Workshop

Location: International Congress Center München (ICM), Messe München (Room 22a), 81823 Munich, Germany

Date & Time: 21st June 2018, 14:00-16:00

Description:This workshop brings together forecast providers and users from Europe and the USA to discuss requirements and value of solar prediction services to grid management operations. Geographical specificity, time horizons, accuracy/uncertainty, and versatility of services will be among the topics discussed.


Operating Agent Task 16 - Jan Remund -

Workshop presentations available here

Webinar by Task 15: 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.

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Task 16 Meeting

Date & Time : 17-19 September 2018

Location: Rapperswill, Switzerland

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.

Location: TbD - Brussels, Belgium

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

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]

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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

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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?

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

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

Location:Stockholm, Sweden

Date: 17 October 2018

More information available here