Emiliano was born in Sonseca, a small town in the province of Toledo -something he was always very proud of- in December 1956, so he reached the age of 60 years. After gaining some experience in solar thermal energy, he moved with his family to Málaga to join Isofotón in 1987. There he took charge of technology and manufacturing development in photovoltaic solar energy (PV). This was a challenge of extraordinary magnitude, as at the time there were no more than ten PV cell manufacturers in the world. Emiliano thus was a true pioneer.
The Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy (Energy Union strategy) is built on the ambition to achieve a fundamental transformation of Europe's energy system in a cost-effective way.
The European Technology & Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) calls individuals / experts for expressions of interest to become Members of the ETIP PV Steering Committee that will renew (up to one third) of the present Steering Committee of the ETIP PV.
Deadline for applications: 13 April 2018
ETIP PV Newsletter November 2017_The Steering Committee of the ETIP PV met in Larnaca, Cyprus in November 2017
PV specialists from 12 European countries discussed the role of photovoltaics in EU energy policy and prepared ideas and plans for activities in the coming year 2018.
Press release - The strategic and crucial role of PV in the energy transformation - 29 September 2017
The 33rd EU-PVSEC PV technology conference and exhibition hosted this week the first edition of the EU Solar Industry Forum. The success of the Forum highlights the continuous interest for PV industry development and the importance of European manufacturing.
Press release - Innovation in Solar Building Skins & Energy Efficiency towards Sustainable Cities, Brussels - 18 September 2017
The BIPV-workshop organized in Brussels on September 7, 2017 is the first of a series of European workshops and conferences in the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings and cities with a focus on Innovation in Solar Building Skins, also known as building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). This European Technology & Innovation Platform (ETIP) BIPV initiative is as well related to areas such as smart grid, storage of renewable energies in buildings/cities, e-mobility and Internet of Things (IoT).
Press release - ETIP PV & SOLARUNITED to distribute a New White Paper on PV Quality - 15 September 2017
SOLARUNITED – The global Solar Business Technology Association as a partner of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) and a member of ETIP PV Secretariat has prepared a white paper regarding the questions of quality, reliability and performance for the European PV Industry.
Press release - The 1st Solar Mobility Forum and the 2nd Solar Industry Forum take place during next 35th EU PVSEC in Brussels - 27 July 2018
The 1 st Solar Mobility Forum and the 2 nd Solar Industry Forum will take place on 25 – 26 September 2018 during the 35 th EU PVSEC in Brussels, Belgium at the SQUARE – Brussels Meeting Centre. “Research Meets Business” is the guiding principle for these two events which will gather the most acknowledged experts in the PV sector and influential executives of the PV manufacturing sector. International speakers, panellists, and attendees from all over the world will meet and discuss the future of PV and new applications.
Press release - More than 100 Companies & Organizations call for Policy Action for PV Manufacturing in Europe - 26 July 2017
Today’s announcement of Solar World implies that the company could have found an investor but will reduce its workforce by approximately 1200 positions. It shows how key policy actions are needed to prevent the PV manufacturing industry from disappearing in Europe.
Press release - Joint Letter from over 50 solar PV Organizations raises Alarm about the Importance of PV Manufacturing in Europe - 4 July 2017
Over 50 companies/organizations have signed a letter initiated by ETIP PV, EUREC and SOLARUNITED which is addressed to policymakers of all EU member states. The petition calls on political leaders to “help preserve a sustainable and globally competitive European PV manufacturing industry”.