The Annual Conference of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform took place on 24 June 2014 in Brussels during the European Sustainable Energy Week. 110 people including five representatives from the European Commission gathered to discuss the future of large-scale PV manufacturing in Europe.
More than 150 high level stakeholders of photovoltaic solar energy (PV) gathered in Amsterdam at the 7 th General Assembly of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform to discuss the great opportunities and challenges of this booming sector. The theme of the meeting was: “Photovoltaics: Engine of European Innovation and Development”, emphasising that in spite of the economic crisis and fierce global competition, PV can make great contributions to the European energy system and economy. The Platform chose Amsterdam to host this high-level event in the Netherlands, one of the first countries in Europe where grid parity has been reached for households. Grid parity is expected to kick off large self-sustained markets for PV.