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ETIP PV Conference

Conference of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform - “New dawn for large-scale PV manufacturing in Europe: reality or pipe dream?”.

June 24, 2014

Brussels, Belgium

The conference “New dawn for large-scale PV manufacturing in Europe:  reality or pipe dream?” was held on 24 June 2014 at the Thon Hotel Bristol Stephanie in Brussels, Belgium.

Are there signs of a revival in PV technology manufacturing in Europe or is the outlook bleak? What should a revival look like, and what can politicians do to bring it about? These were some of the key questions that were addressed at a conference that put the spotlight on Europe’s ability to sustain large-scale manufacturing. 

Participants included different European stakeholders as representatives of the industry, research community, business experts and other professionals at large.

The event took place during the EU Sustainable Energy Week and was registered as an official 'Energy Day'.

For more information please contact Sofía Arancón at sofia.arancon@wip-munich.de. 

Agenda


Download the agenda of the EU PVTP Conference, 24 June 2014.

Please, consult the MINUTES of the event


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Opening session and Key-note speech

Key-note speech: How to foster competitiveness of the European PV Industry


Bonifacio García Porras, European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry


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New dawn for large-scale PV manufacturing in Europe: reality or pipe dream?


Wim Sinke, Chair of the EU PV Technology Platform


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SESSION I: Large-scale PV Manufacturing – critical success factors

Plans for xGW Manufacturing in Europe


Eicke Weber, Fraunhofer ISE


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Competitive PV Production in Vilnius, Lithuania


Vidmantas Janulevicius, UAB BOD GROUP


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SESSION II: Financing of manufacturing initiatives

EIB financing of Innovative Enterprises


Jochen Hierl, European Investment Bank


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SESSION III: Research needs for PV competitiveness

Results of SOPHIA project


Philippe Malbranche, INES


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Vision of European Photovoltaic Technology Platform


Wim Sinke, Chair of the EU PV Technology Platform


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project partners

“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609783”

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