ETIP Photovoltaics

Nov. 8, 2022

ETIP PV calls for Experts to join its Working Group on Social Science and Humanities

Given the ambitious objectives of the European Commission to reach over 320 GW of solar photovoltaic by 2025 and almost 600 GW by 2030, the installation of photovoltaic in the next years will not only be crucial from a technological point of view but also social point of view. PV poses unlike other RES technologies the opportunity to be installed by various stakeholders making it possible for individuals to become active prosumers. Consequently, PV poses great potential for the rapid large-scale deployments of RES, ensuring that technological and socio-environmental-economic challenges are equally considered and addressed.


The Social Science and Humanities WG will examine the technological and material constraints, as well as the social, economic, and regulatory factors that could impede the adoption process of solar PV. By fostering the exchange of expertise between the technological and social disciplines, the SSH WG will ensure that technological and socio-environmental-economic challenges are equally explored through ETIP 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 Social Science and Humanities Working Group, 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 (

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.

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