35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium

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35th EU PVSEC 2018 - European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition

35th EU PVSEC - 24-28 September 2018
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35th EU PVSEC 2018 General Chairman

Dneerinck newDr. Dominique Neerinck, Vice President of Technology and R&D for Renewables at Total’s Gas, Renewables and Power division, is appointed as EU PVSEC 2018 Conference General Chairman following nomination and voting process by the EU PVSEC ISAC - International Scientific Advisory Committee. Dominique Neerinck is active in research in the areas of solar panels, batteries and energy management software. He holds a PhD in solid state physics from the Catholic University of Leuven in the area of thin film deposition technologies. Dominique has a broad industrial and managerial experience in companies such as Philips, Bekaert and Total, in particular in the commercialization and industrialisation of new technologies and managing global R&D organisations. He was president of the Belgian technology organisations Sirris (Belgian federation of the technological industry) and BiR&D (Belgian Industrial R&D Board), and is presently a board member of IPVF (Institut Photovoltaique d’Ile de France) and EIRMA (European Industrial Research management Association).

Message from the 35th EU PVSEC 2018 General Chairman

“I am honoured to host the world-leading EU PVSEC conference in Brussels from 24 to 28 September 2018. The 35th edition of this conference and exhibition offers you again an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of the latest market, technical and scientific developments in our fast-changing solar business.”

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35th EU PVSEC 2018 Message from the Technical Programme Chair

PV POWER for all
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The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference continues to be the leading event for the global PV community to meet and share ideas. Furthermore, with the 35th edition being in Brussels - political centre of the EU - it is an opportunity to emphasize the many ways that PV is central to the success of many crucial policy areas, including energy, decarbonisation and climate change, industry, and international sustainable development.

Dr. Robert Kenny
European Commission Joint Research Centre
EU PVSEC Technical Programme Chair

35th EU PVSEC 2018 Exhibition

The Exhibition takes place from Monday to Thursday, 24 September to 27 September 2018 at the SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre. You will meet your target group right there: the global PV community, from science and PV industry will gather at the EU PVSEC. Technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector are the main characteristics. From total participants about 50% are represented by PV researchers and 40% by PV industry.

EU PVSEC 2017 Proceedings published

We are pleased to inform you, that the Conference Proceedings of the EU PVSEC 2017 are now available online. With 921 documents on more than 4,500 pages, the Conference Proceedings reflect the state-of-the-art of science and technology of Photovoltaic Solar Energy and its future prospects.

With the EU PVSEC 2017 edition, all EU PVSEC Proceedings move to a full free access policy and are searchable online as soon as published. This underlines our commitment to prioritising quick and open access to high quality scientific results. We also stress that, as in previous years, each paper has a digital identifier (DOI code) in order to ensure unequivocal and permanent identification and full citability.

Thank you for joining us at the EU PVSEC 2017

New Efficiency Records and Innovations At World’s Leading Solar Research Conference EU PVSEC 2017 in Amsterdam

  • The 33rd EU PVSEC 2017 with 1,107 presentations again world’s largest PV scientific conference 
  • Several new world record energy conversion efficiencies announced 
  • Strong industry participation in EU PVSEC exhibition
  • EU PVSEC 2018 will take place in September in Brussels


  • Arno Smets

    EU PVSEC General Chairman Professor Solar Energy Delft University of Technology, THE NETHERLANDS

  • Georgina Grenon

    Director, 100% RE Solutions ENGIE, FRANCE

  • Paolo Frankl

    Head of Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, FRANCE

  • Andreas Bett

    Director, Head of Division Materials – Solar Cells and Technologies Fraunhofer ISE, GERMANY

  • Andreas Wade

    Global Sustainability Director First Solar, GERMANY

  • Ayodhya Nath Tiwari

    Head of for Thin Films and Photovoltaics, EMPA, SWITZERLAND

  • Edward Hamers

    Chief Technology Officer, HyET Solar, THE NETHERLANDS

  • Heinz Ossenbrink

    Former European Commission, Joint Research Centre

  • James Sites

    Colorado State University, UNITED STATES

  • Jan Marc Luchies

    Chief Technology Officer Tempress, Amtech Systems, THE NETHERLANDS

  • Mark Van Stiphout

    European Commission, DG ENERGY

  • Marko Topič

    Chairman, European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, ETIP PV, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

  • Marko Topič

    Chairman, European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, ETIP PV, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

  • Martin Green

    UNSW University of New South Wales, AUSTRALIA

  • Nicolas Guillevin


  • Paolo Frankl

    Head of Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, FRANCE

  • Stefan Nowak

    Becquerel Prize Winner 2017, Managing Director NET Nowak Energy & Technology, SWITZERLAND

  • Thomas Nowak

    Secretary General, European Heat Pump Association AISBL (EHPA), BELGIUM

  • Veronica Bermudez

    General Manager, Technology Division, Research Center of Solar Frontier, JAPAN

  • Wim Sinke

    Programme Development Manager, ECN Solar Energy, THE NETHERLANDS

  • Wouter Schram

    Utrecht University, THE NETHERLANDS


"Very good for cooperation in PV."

Gremenok Valery, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus

"Good balance between papers and exhibits"

Allen Barnett, AmberWave

"It is a very knowledgeable conference."

Ching-Fuh Lin, National Taiwan University

"a stand-out event"

Saif Islam, EuPD Research

"The place to meet People you want to meet."

Gerry Knoch, exateq GmbH

"Main conference for PV dealing with a broad range of topics"

Oliver Anspach, PV Crystalox

"A good conference with a broad perspective, and good program."

Bjørn, Aarseth, University of Oslo

"One of the best conference in the world"

Naotaka Oka, Doshisha University

"It summarizes the state of the art of the pv technology and its current development."

Marco Malagnino, Hanwha QCells GmbH

"A sucessful Meeting."

Christoph Metzner, Fraunhofer FEP

Who was exhibiting at the EU PVSEC 2017


  • Asys Solar

  • BERGER Lichttechnik

  • DG Joint Research Centre

  • ECN Solar Energy

  • ETA Florence Renewable Energies


  • Heraeus Photovoltaics

  • InnoLas Solutions

  • Ionx Automated Cleaning Facilities

  • ISC Konstanz

  • IZOVAC Technologies

  • Kipp & Zonen

  • KOPEL Kyoshin Electric Co

  • Luvata Pori Oy

  • Newport Spectra Physics

  • Progress in Photovoltaics, Wiley

  • Quantum Zurich

  • RENA Technologies

  • Semilab Co

  • Sinton Instruments

  • Solibro

  • Solliance Solar Research

  • Stäubli Electrical Connectors

  • Tempress Systems

  • TFSC – Instrument

  • University of Ljubljana



  • WIP - Renewable Energies

Companies and Organisations Represented at the EU PVSEC 2017

8minutenergy Renewables, LLC. • Aalto University • Abdelmalek Essaadi University • Abet Technologies, Inc. • Access e.V. • Active Solar Innovation • ADRAD GLOBAL RESOURCES LIMITED • Advanced Silicon Group • AFRITEK POWER SOLUTION LIMITED • Agricultural University of Athens • Airbus DS • AIST - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH • Al Tayseer International Hospital • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg • ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH • aleo solar GmbH • Alpha Assembly Solutions • Alternative Energy Solutions GmbH • AMOLF • Anhalt University of Applied Sciences • ANU - The Australian National University • APM • Apollon Solar • Applied Materials • Applied Research Institute for Prospective Technologies • ArcelorMittal Global R&D • Arizona State University • ASCR -  Academy of Science of the Czech Republic • Asia Silicon (Qinghai) Co., Ltd. • ASM Assembly Systems Ltd • Association FME for Cleantech Holland • ASYS  GmbH • Australian Battery Recycling Initiative • Avancis GmbH • Awan Enterprises • BEAR-iD Sustainable Urban Planners + Architects • Becquerel Institute • Beijing Normal University • Belcast nv • Bentham Instruments Ltd. • BERGER Lichttechnik GmbH & Co. KG • ....

Coordination of the Technical Programme

1 0 EC JRC


Institutional PV Industry Cooperation

2 1 SolarPowerEurope     2 2 SOLARUNITED

Institutional Support

1 1 EC


1 3 WCRE

 Supporting Organisations

  • 3 1 ESA
  • 3 2 EREF
  • 3 3 EUFORES
  • 3 4 REN21
  • 3 5 IEA PVPS
  • 3 6 EUPVTP
  • 3 7 0 TKI
  • 3 7 EUREC
  • 3 8 ARE


Supporting Associations

  • 4 1 AIE
  • 4 2 CABA
  • 4 3 EPIC
  • 4 4 SASIA
  • 4 5 AREA
  • 4 6 GENSED
  • 4 7 MPIA


Cooperating Events

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