25 - 29 Sept. 2017, RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Many thanks to all authors and co-authors who submitted an abstract for the EU PVSEC 2017!
To all those that have not yet submitted: You have the chance to hand in a late abstract.
If you wish to submit a late abstract or if you have an enquiry concerning abstract submission for EU PVSEC 2017, please find all detailed information in the "Authors' Workstation".
I am honoured to host world-leading scientific solar knowledge-exchange platform EU PVSEC in the beautiful city of Amsterdam in my home country, The Netherlands from 25 - 29. September 2017. The 33rd edition of the European Photovoltaic Energy Conference and Exhibition, offers you, once again, an excellent opportunity to absorb, update, and discuss the most recent and relevant developments in photovoltaics.
I am very happy to live in these exciting “solar” times. The fast advances in photovoltaic solar energy are mind blowing. In 2016, the first tenders were won for solar farms in the Middle East at electricity prices well below 0.03 €/kWh. But even in Northern Europe we can seeing solar prices that are equally impressive – the lowest bidder in a recent German/Danish tender offered solar power at only 0.05 €/kWh. And the upcoming tender in sunny Spain should lead to solar price bids that are in the 0.03-0.04 €/kWh range. At these prices levels solar is starting to really disrupt the energy markets.
I am very pleased to welcome you in Amsterdam. I am sure the 33rd EU PVSEC will energize and inspire you again,
EU PVSEC General Chairman
Professor Solar Energy at Delft University of Technology
The COP-21 Agreement came into force 4 November 2016, having reached the threshold for ratification by over 55 Parties representing at least 55% of global emissions already in October – indeed, this number has since grown. We're now facing an exciting and extremely challenging situation, in which we as a global PV community need to develop energy systems capable of delivering major greenhouse emission reductions, while ensuring sustainable development opportunities for all.
No one doubts that solar photovoltaic electricity will play a fundamental role in making this happen, thanks to the technology and market developments over the last twenty years. But it probably won't be PV as we know it today, and this is where European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition comes in.
By attracting the best researchers, scientists, engineers, developers and designers for a week of presentations and discussions, EU PVSEC aims to give a comprehensive insight about the state-of-the art and where the sector can go in the future. At the core as always are the PV technologies themselves, ranging from the new options being created by application of nanotechnologies, to innovations in the industry workhorse crystalline silicon and the latest developments over the full spectrum of thin-film products and concepts. However equally important are system operation, integrated "smart" applications and market development aspects. All these have prominent places in the proposed programme.
EU PVSEC 2016 was again the world's largest PV research event with 1742 participants from 73 countries. We hope you will be part of the 2017 edition of EU PVSEC and warmly encourage you to submit your abstract.
The programme of plenary, oral and visual presentations is selected after assessment by independent reviewers. Final papers are published in the EU PVSEC Proceedings, a highly respected conference series going back to 1992. They are DOI coded, and permanently and unequivocally citable.
Looking forward to receiving your abstract!
Dr. Nigel Taylor
Dr. Nigel Taylor
Joint Research Centre,
Technical Programme Chair, on behalf of the EUPVSEC Scientific Committee
Welcome to the EU PVSEC - The Innovation Platform for the Global PV Solar Sector
The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference and Exhibition for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. It is the world renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar Sector.
Solar energy is considered a key technology for a sustainable energy future, also in our small and windy country. Integration of PV into buildings, infrastructure and landscape offers great opportunities to achieve impact and even offshore combinations with wind energy, biomass, and energy storage may be possible. Large-scale generation of sustainable electricity can be used not only to cover electricity demand, but also for heating purposes and perhaps even for fuels and products. This conviction is clearly translated into our innovation and deployment policies. PV is an important topic in the ambitious innovation program of the TKI Urban Energy; the national public-private partnership for energy innovations in the urban environment in broad sense. Large-scale PV deployment is stimulated by several financial incentives for small and large systems and the PV market has grown accordingly. In short: PV is here to stay and flourish.
The Netherlands has a global perspective on societal and environmental challenges, on business opportunities, and on culture. Therefore we look forward to the exchange of exciting developments in PV science, technology and applications and all related topics, between stakeholders from all over the world. Let’s learn from each other and inspire each other. We hope to see you here from 25 to 29 September 2017!
Prof. Wim Sinke
ECN Solar Energy
TKI Urban Energy
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Proceedings of the EU PVSEC 2016 published
The EU PVSEC 2016 Conference Proceedings have been published and are now available for download. This allows the entire PV community to easily access this comprehensive database for PV research and technology, renowned for the high standard of its contributions.
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