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Aug. 31, 2015
Joint input to SET Plan governance discussion from four ETPs and EUREC - 31 August 2015

Since April 2015 EUREC has facilitated discussions on the governance of the SET Plan between today’s European Technology Platforms dealing directly in renewable energy supply technologies and in the architecture and requirements of Europe’s future energy system (EBTP, RHC-Platform, EU PV TP, ETP Smartgrids). Following a meeting between these ETPs and the European Commission on 8 June, these ETPs sent the ‘Main messages’ below to the EC for it to consider before finalisation of the Communication on an integrated SET Plan, scheduled for adoption in September.

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July 10, 2015
Press release - BIPV producers create enthusiasm for their products among architects, developers and real estate companies - 10 July 2015
Hosted by the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, the annual conference of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform on Wednesday this week was fully dedicated to the growth opportunities for building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) in Europe. Architects, designers, real estate and photovoltaic industry representatives got together to compare their experience, technologies and visions.

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Dec. 16, 2014
Press release - Marko Topic elected as Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform - 16 December 2014

Brussels, 26th January 2015 – Prof. Marko Topič, Head of Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics of the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, was elected as the new Chairman of the EU PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP). The election was held during the last EU PVTP Steering Committee Meeting and took place on 16th December 2014 in Brussels, Belgium.

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June 19, 2012
Press release - Photovoltaics: Engine of European Innovation and Development

More than 150 high level stakeholders of photovoltaic solar energy (PV) gathered in Amsterdam at the 7 th General Assembly of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform to discuss the great opportunities and challenges of this booming sector. The theme of the meeting was: “Photovoltaics: Engine of European Innovation and Development”, emphasising that in spite of the economic crisis and fierce global competition, PV can make great contributions to the European energy system and economy. The Platform chose Amsterdam to host this high-level event in the Netherlands, one of the first countries in Europe where grid parity has been reached for households. Grid parity is expected to kick off large self-sustained markets for PV.

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