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Feb. 13, 2018
Press release - Innovation in Solar Building Skins & Energy Efficiency towards Sustainable Cities Workshop on 19-20 March 2018 - 13 February 2018

The conference and workshop on ‘Innovation in Solar Building Skins & Energy Efficiency towards Sustainable Cities’ will take place in Berlin on 19 and 20 March, 2018 at the Radisson BLU Hotel (Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 3). It is part of a series of European conferences and workshops in the field of energy efficiency in buildings and cities with focus on innovation in solar building skins and building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV).

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Jan. 11, 2018
Press release - Europe needs intact, thriving value chains for each renewable energy technology - 11 January 2018

The renewable energy section of the Clean Energy Industrial Forum met for the first time yesterday at a high-level event hosted by the European Commission. The Forum urged the Commission to take bold action to build up Europe’s renewable energy industry. Many speakers, representing the diversity of the renewable energy sector, insisted on industrial policy support for all steps in their technology’s value chain, crucially including manufacturing. They urged Europe to aim for high-quality products. Julien Pouget, Senior Vice-President Renewables at Total, called for “quality, sustainability and eco-friendliness” to become criteria for products to be on the European market. Others joined him, calling for the EU to press its high standards on the countries it trades with to prevent carbon leakage.

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Sept. 18, 2017
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).

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July 27, 2017
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.

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