European Technology & Innovation Platform PhotoVoltaics

ETIP PV Conference

Annual Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics - 'PV Manufacturing in Europe'

May 18, 2017 – May 19, 2017

BIP House in Brussels

The PV Manufacturing in Europe Conference organised by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) took place on 18 & 19 May 2017, at the BIP House in Brussels.

Key industry leaders, scientists, engineers, and policy makers joined to debate the status and future of "PV Manufacturing in Europe". Over 120 PV specialists from 16 European countries attended the conference.

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  • Day 1 (18 May 2017): ETIP PV Steering Committee Meeting, Meeting with National Representatives and Policy Debate
  • Day 2 (19 May 2017): Technical Conference

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Global PV Market and Industry status

Presentation of Gaëtan Masson, Becquerel Institute, ETIP PV Vice-Chairman


Solar Photovoltaics – A driver for decarbonisation and where it is manufactured

Presentation of Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, European Commission JRC


Implementation Plan of the PV Temporary Working Group

Presentation of Christoph Hünnekes, PV TWG Chairman


100 % Renewables in Europe

Presentation of Christian Breyer, LUT


International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV)

Presentation of Axel Metz, ITRPV


Silicon Solar Cells – Current Production and Future Concepts

Presentation of Martin Hermle, Fraunhofer ISE


Epitaxial Wafers: A game-changing technology on its way to mass production

Presentation of Stefan Reber, Nexwafe


C3PV – From Space Solar Cells to CPV Systems

Presentation of Gerhard Strobl, AZUR SPACE Solar Power


Technology Game Changers

Presentation of Javier Sanz, InnoEnergy


3sun: innovative advanced tecnology factory for pv module R(e)volution

Presentation of Andrea Canino, 3SUN and Enel Green Power


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