Dear Colleagues, As I have mentioned, one of my goals as Chairman of the ETIP PV is to expand our reach enough to help strengthen Photovoltaic European Technology and Innovation around the world. For that reason, I am pleased to congratulate our colleagues and friends on the successful 26th edition of the PVSEC that was recently held in Singapore. We look forward to our continued knowledge exchange with a view to improving the competitiveness of the European PV industry. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish you Happy Holidays and a Prosperous New Year!
Press release - The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics appreciates the ratification of the Paris climate change agreement - 8 November 2016
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics appreciates the ratification of the Paris climate change agreement
Press release - The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics met in Ljubljana, Slovenia - 21 October 2016
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics
met in Ljubljana, Slovenia
press release - ‘Repowering Europe’ conference – Day 1 – greater penetrations of PV through optimal use of the grid
The joint annual meeting of the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) on Photovoltaics and the ETIP on Smartgrids was hailed by Jeroen Schuppers, deputy Head of Unit for Advanced Energy Production in DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission as “very timely and relevant [...] The event brings together two groups. Collaboration and cooperation is the main objective of the Energy Union.”
press release - A revamped Technology Platform to accelerate the Energy Transformation! - March 2016
In September 2015 the European Commission presented a new Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan in order to accelerate the transformation of the European energy system.
As outlined in the current implementation plan of the Solar Europe Industry Initiative, the photovoltaic (PV) industry is committed to improving the long-term performance of connected plants. This requires important efforts along the whole value chain, from material and hardware production to operation and maintenance.
Press Release - Consistent framework can open doors to massive bipv deployment in europe - 16 september 2015
The Workshop “Reaching out for opportunities in Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)” was successfully held yesterday in the CCH Congress Centre Hamburg as an official parallel event of the 31 st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2015).
PV electricity is already competitive with retail power prices in some European countries. This is mainly the result of an impressive PV module price reduction, which corresponded to 80% in the period 2008-2014.