Solar PV is a renewable source of energy, but large-scale responsible use at affordable costs requires the technology and its applications to also be sustainable and circular. Moreover, lifetime and reliability need to be guaranteed, which is especially crucial for highly promising new technologies like perovskites-based PV, which offer great opportunities but do not have a track record yet.
Subsequently, the working group on Reliability and Circularity focusses on the quality and in particular the reliability of PV components and systems. It aims to promote a holistic view of the influence of quality on the overall cost of PV electricity by increasing awareness for a comprehensive quality consideration starting in material and component production and covering all phases of a PV project down to operation and final dismantling. It addresses in particular:
- To update the Strategic Research Innovation Agenda’s KPI and targets Update x2 over the next two years
- Mapping knowledge on Reliability and Circularity
- Strategies to reach a broader audience
- Providing an update on joint mission group
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 Reliability and Circularity, 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.
- An indication of which subject you would be interested to examine of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA)
Applications must be sent to the ETIP PV Secretariat via email (email@example.com) 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.