Our Mission :

Enhance the international collaborative efforts which facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems.
The IEA PVPS programme aims to realise its mission through the following objectives related to reliable PV power system applications, contributing to sustainability in the energy system and a growing contribution to CO2 mitigation:

  • PV technology development
  • Competitive PV markets
  • An environmentally and economically sustainable PV industry
  • Policy recommendations and strategies
  • Impartial and reliable information.

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the IEA and, since its establishment in 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity.

The 31 PVPS members are :

Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Enercity SA, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), SolarPower Europe, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United States.

How is it organized ?

The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Technology Collaboration Programme (IEA PVPS TCP) conducts joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity. Currently eight research projects, so-called Tasks, are established within the IEA PVPS Programme. The PVPS members select the Tasks they wish to contribute to and delegate their experts into the respective expert groups. Participation to the Task 1 “Strategic analysis and outreach” is mandatory for all members. For each Task , there are two Experts nominated as Task Managers from within the member countries. The PVPS Tasks execute multi-year workplans of several hundred person-months of effort resulting in various outputs such as reports, books, databases, online tools, events, etc.

The IEA PVPS TCP reports the activities of its collaborative R&D projects in an Annual Report. The Annual Report also provides a general overview of the state of play of photovoltaics in the different member countries and organizations.

The work, organization and management of the IEA PVPS TCP and its various Tasks is overseen by the IEA PVPS Executive Committee, or ExCo, constituted by delegates from each member country or organization.


The Australian PV Institute is contracted as the official secretariat of IEA PVPS, including the provision of financial accounts management.

Postal Address:

Australian PV Institute
IEA PVPS Secretariat
9/245 Chalmers St
Redfern NSW 2016

Key contacts

For more information on the IEA PVPS Programme, contact the Executive Secretary or the Chair.

Emily Mitchell

IEA PVPS Executive Secretary
Australian PV Institute

Tel. +49 5975 9558 722
E-mail: secretary@iea-pvps.org

Daniel Mugnier


Tel. +33 (0)6 67 52 41 06
E-mail: daniel.mugnier@iea-pvps.org