Digitalisation is essential to enabling the massive deployment of photovoltaics in the energy system. Indeed, the decentralised nature of PV creates opportunities, for example by enabling individuals to become active contributors to the transition
ETIP PV Newsletter April 2019_Annual Conference 'Readying for the TW Era': Registration is Open & Full Programme Now Available
The ETIP PV conference "Readying for the TW era" will take place on 28 & 29 May 2019 at the BIP (Rue Royale 2-4) in Brussels, Belgium.
Press release - The Annual Meeting and Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics will take place on 28&29 May 2019 in Brussels, Belgium - 4 March 2019
The conference “Readying for TW Era” will gather industry leaders as well as top-ranking scientists, engineers and policy makers to discuss how the approaching solar-PV TW era will shape the energy transition.
EUREC, ETIP PV & 6 other ETIPs in renewable energy plus ETIP SNET launch paper on Strategic Planning & Missions
ETIP PV and six other European Technology and Innovation Platforms in renewable energy plus ETIP-SNET (dealing in smart grids and storage) have co-signed with EUREC's facilitation a position paper on Strategic Planning and Missions in #HorizonEurope.
Reaction of ETIP PV to EC’s ‘Clean Planet for All’ Communication on possible scenarios for 99% decarbonisation (or not) by 2050
All in all, ETIP PV is highly supportive of the EU’s interest in following a pathway that leads to a max-1.5°C warmer world and encourages it to put in place the policies that will achieve this as cost-effectively as possible. This means acting soon.
PV reached a new milestone of the end of 2018 with half a TW of installed capacity globally and more is expected to come in the coming years, with a growing market on all continents. In an expected multi-hundreds of GW annual market, challenges are numerous for the manufacturing industry, and policymakers.
ETIP PV Newsletter December 2018_Photovoltaic Solar Energy: Big and Beyond - ETIP PV Publishes Vision for Future Energy Supply
ETIP PV envisions a world with 100% renewable electricity supply where electricity is accessible to all and where electricity makes major inroads into satisfying the final energy demand for living including communications, zero-emission transport and mobility, efficient heating and cooling, and even sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials. By applying Solar PV, buildings will increasingly become places of energy production and not only of energy consumption.
The strong growth of the PV sector is accompanied by high cost pressure, accelerated innovation cycles and dynamic deployment, clearly indicating that the quality of PV products and the holistic economy of PV electricity deserve special attention. PV is expected to deliver electricity at low LCOE, Energy Pay-Back Time (EPBT) and Product Environmental Footprint (PEF).
Sustainable energy to reach the 1.5 degrees climate target Vision and claims of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics