IEA PVPS Task 1 Workshop

Monday, 24 September 2018
12:45 - 17:30
Brussels, Belgium

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. At 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 path of PV development in the coming years? While the PV market was expected to continue booming, we may 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 and from Spain to Japan, this workshop will challenge the future evolution of PV.

Programme Details here

Welcome Speech & the Role of the IEA PVPS Program

Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman


Uber-like models for the electrical industry
ULG - Damien Ernst

The State of the PV Market
RTS Corporation - Izumi Kaizuka

Innovations at LCOE level for Middle-east and African countries
Desert Technologies - Nabih Cherradi

US policies for PV development
DoE – Christopher Anderson


Session 2 – Future Trends in PV Markets

Moderator: Gaëtan Masson, IEA PVPS Task 1

What could drive PV development in the coming years? From innovative applications in buildings to the integration in the transport sector, this session will explore innovation and forward-looking ideas.


ENGIE as a system integrator to lead energy integration
ENGIE - Quentin Ramon

A vision for PV in buildings: H&C management in smart buildings
NovaEnergie - Pius Hüsser

Collective self-consumption and District Power Models in Europes
Eclareon - Moira Jimeno

Battery Storage Costs and Impact on PV Competitiveness
Fortum - Eero Vartianen


Closing Speech

Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman, Net Energ0079


Gaëtan Masson, Task 1 Operating Agent: g.masson[at]