ETIP Photovoltaics

May 19, 2006

First general assembly of the pv platform

Gathering on Friday 19 May 2006 in Brussels for the first General Assembly of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, 400 delegates from policy, research, industry, finance discussed their work for its first year of activities. This happened in a context when energy and security of supply have become a strategic issue.

Commissioner Potocnik, opening the session, underlined how national Member States need to better coordinate research programmes for photovoltaic (PV) with the European level. Considering the fact that PV is a fast growing technology, with social, economic and environmental benefits, he confirmed that the achieved work through the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) will be taken into account for the final definition of the FP7 work programme.