The working group Integrated Photovoltaics focuses on technological and business opportunities and challenges for large-scale applications of photovoltaics, specifically allowing for multiple functionality of PV covered area. For example, the working group will focus on integration of PV in buildings (BIPV), infrastructures (IIPV), vehicles (VIPV), agriculture (Agro-PV). In addition to the overall PV goal of lowering Levelized Cost of Electricity, Integrated Photovoltaics applications can bring the extra value of decentralized, point-of-use electricity generation and simultaneously fulfill, e.g., a roofing, facade or sound barrier function.
More specifically, the working group on Integrated PV will pursue the following agenda:
- Publishing an Agri PV report on net positive impact of Agri-PV on agricultural production
- Working around a factsheet on BIPV
- Publication of a white paper on the reliability of floating PV
The objective of the working group work is to define use cases and research needs. Its work combines inputs from practitioners with assessments of the state of the art (scientific literature, patent landscaping, gap analysis) to define roadmaps and propose research themes. The working group provides networking opportunities among technical and market experts.
How to apply
If you are interested in becoming an Expert of the Working Group on Integrated PV, please send us:
- Your CV
- An outline of how you would contribute to the mission of the Working Group. Describe your personal commitment in a few lines.
Applications must be sent to the ETIP PV Secretariat via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 30 November 2022.
More about ETIP PV
The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance. The ETIP PV’s mission is in line with the Energy Union and the SET Plan priorities with focus on “Renewable technologies at the heart of the new energy system” and Europe to become “number 1 in renewables”. ETIP PV gathers all the relevant stakeholders of the PV sector, with arrangements for cooperative discussions with member states (MS), associated countries (AC), and the Commission services. Its main role is to provide consensus-based strategic advice on all issues relevant to progressing research and innovation (R&I) efforts.
The ETIP PV is a non exclusive grouping of people. ETIP PV members share ETIP PV’s Vision as defined in its Terms of Reference and possess a skill or experience that enables ETIP PV to pursue its Mission, also as defined herein.