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

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Testimonials from panellists

 

Arno Smets

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

Georgina Grenon

Director, 100% RE Solutions ENGIE, FRANCE

Andreas Wade

Global Sustainability Director First Solar, GERMANY

Andreas Bett

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

ECN Solar, THE NETHERLANDS

Paolo Frankl

Head of Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, FRANCE

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

 

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The photovoltaic revolution is just getting started!

ArnoSmets webThe EU PVSEC 2017, the 33rd edition of the European Photovoltaic Energy Conference and Exhibition, offers you an excellent opportunity to absorb, update and discuss the most recent and relevant developments in photovoltaics. We are honoured to host this world class event this year at the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 25-29 September 2017.

Of course, it is not just about great conference location and facilities. It is about sharing our experience and vision on the fast advances in photovoltaic solar energy, that are mind blowing. Global cumulative installed nominal photovoltaic power has surpassed 300 GWp, and the moment that we exceed the magical boarder of 1 Terawatt is in sight. Currently, the wide variety of companies involved in the sector of photovoltaic solar energy facilitate ~2.8 million jobs worldwide. This number is expected to significantly grow in the near future. 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 see 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. The upscaling of battery manufacturing to facilitate the storage needs of the electric car industry has seen unprecedented drops in the cost of batteries. The days of cost-effective storage of solar electricity in autonomous PV systems are in sight and these advances will accelerate the electrification of the world.

Companies, institutes and universities carry on improving the performance of solar cells and modules to levels we could only dream of a decade ago. Record after record is being reported! The learning curves of photovoltaics keep dropping at impressive rates, challenging the global PV industry further.

Innovative applications of photovoltaic modules in products and buildings are opening up new markets. These developments are supporting all major future energy scenarios that forecast a key role for photovoltaic solar energy. In addition, these advances create new priorities, like solving grid-integration bottlenecks, improving system reliability, developing cost-effective storage concepts, powering electrical mobility, creation of sustainable financial solutions, introducing effective government policies and creating high quality education and training programs in photovoltaic solar energy. Many reasons why we can expect that the PV sector will have an important impact on the energy infrastructure in the future.

Once again, the EU PVSEC 2017 continues to be the platform for a unique event to share the latest scientific, technical, financial, policy and market insights and developments and advances. Have a close look to an impressive programme that offers each of you a variety of interesting topics and an opportunity to intensively learn, discuss and network.

I am very pleased to welcome you in Amsterdam. I am sure the 33rd EU PVSEC will energize and inspire you in many ways.

Arno Smets
EU PVSEC General Chairman
Professor Solar Energy at Delft University of Technology.

 

 

Chair: Piotr Szymanskiportrait Piotr Szymanski
European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Director of Energy, Transport and Climate (Petten)

Piotr Szymanski hails from Warsaw, Poland. He studied physics at Warsaw University, and went on to complete a PhD in experimental particle physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies in Swierk, Poland. He worked as a research associate at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK and the J-W Goethe University in Frankfurt/Main, Germany as well as a Staff Member at the European Organization for Particle Physics (CERN) in Geneva, Switzerland. He holds a habilitation in physics and is the author or co-author of more than 200 scientific papers in various fields of particle physics. He was also Head of the Department for Interdisciplinary Applications of Physics at the Institute for Nuclear Studies in Swierk, Poland.

Dr. Szymanski was Director of Nuclear Safeguards at the European Commission in Luxembourg, which is responsible for the verification and inspection of the non-diversion of nuclear materials at all civil nuclear installations within the European Union.
Nominated JRC Director on 1 July 2016, he leads the Directorate for Energy, Transport and Climate. The Directorate brings together about 350 staff based in Petten, Ispra and Seville.

 

Secretary: Nigel Taylorportrait Nigel Taylor
Project Leader Photovoltaics, European Commission, DG JRC, Institute for Energy and Transport - IET

Nigel Taylor .currently leads the photovoltaics R&D project in the Renewable Energy Unit of the Institute for Energy and Transport. He represents the SET-PLAN Information System in the Solar Europe Industrial Initiative. He is a topic organiser on standardisation for the EUPVSEC conference and task leader for the module and system performance expert group in European photovoltaic research infrastructure network SOPHIA. Dr. Taylor graduated in mechanical engineering from Dublin University, Trinity College in 1982 and was awarded his Ph.D. also from Trinity in 1987. After jobs in industrial R&D in Germany and Italy, he joined the European Commission in 1997.

 

Paolo Franklportrait Paolo Frankl
Head of the Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency, France

Paolo Frankl is the Head of the Renewable Energy Division (RED) at the International Energy Agency (IEA), which he joined in summer 2007. In this role Dr. Frankl coordinates the Division’s activities, encompassing the status and progress of renewable energy technologies; renewable energy policies and markets; and system-integration issues. A physicist by training, Dr. Frankl holds a Ph.D in energy and environmental technologies from the University of Rome. Previous positions held were in academia and in private Italian consultancy firms researching renewable energy, life cycle assessment and eco-labeling.

 

Maria Getsiou
European Commission DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium

 

Stefan W. Glunz
Head of Division “Solar Cells – Development and Characterization”, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

 

Dirk Habermann
Chief Innovation Officer, Meyer Burger Technology AG, Gwatt (Thun), Switzerland

 

Philippe Malbrancheportrait Philippe Malbranche
General Director, CEA INES, France

Philippe Malbranche is currently Director of INES, the French main solar energy research institute (Institut National de l’Energie Solaire). He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform and participates to the Visiting Committees of several Solar Energy research institutes.

Philippe Malbranche made engineering studies at the French Ecole Centrale de Paris, where he graduated in 1979. He began working at the South Pacific Institute for Renewable Energy in Tahiti, French Polynesia, designing and managing rural electrification projects, and providing training and technical advice for solar implementation in the South Pacific countries.
In 1989 he moved back to France at the French Ministry of Energy, as advisor on renewables and energy efficiency in transportation.
In 1991, he joined the Photowatt company, the French PV cell and module manufacturer, and three years later CEA-GENEC, a research laboratory with 25 people focused on PV systems and storage systems, which he managed until 2004. Then, he participated to the setting up of INES, which now hosts 400 researchers involved in all the value chain of solar energy and its applications in networks, buildings and transportation. His position was first Research Programme Manager.

 

Pietro Menna
European Commission DG ENER, Brussels, Belgium

 

Stefan Nowakportrait Stefan Nowak
Managing Director of NET Nowak Energy & Technology, Switzerland

Stefan Nowak is an experimental physicist by training. His academic research activities cover thermonuclear fusion, plasma and surface physics as well as thin films. His biography is characterised by a continuous evolution from research to technology management involving aspects of advanced research in different areas of energy, materials and processing. He has a broad technological expertise which covers activities in communication, technology management and policy. He presently works as an energy expert specialised in the field of photovoltaics and renewable energies where he occupies a number of official functions.

Present functions:

  • Managing Director of NET Nowak Energy & Technology Ltd.
  • Programme Manager of the Swiss Federal Photovoltaic RTD Programme
  • Swiss Delegate and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Photovoltaic Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS)
  • Member and Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform
  • Core member of various international networks and projects

 

Wim Sinkeportrait Wim Sinke
Program Development Manager, ECN Solar Energy, the Netherlands

Wim Sinke (1955) is Program Development Manager at ECN Solar Energy, Petten, The Netherlands. He studied experimental physics at Utrecht University, where he graduated in 1981. He did PhD research at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in Amsterdam and received a doctor’s degree from Utrecht University in 1985 for a thesis entitled “New physical processes for silicon solar cells”. From 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting scientist at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, where he worked on amorphous silicon. From 1987 to 1990 he was project leader at AMOLF and was involved in crystalline silicon solar cells and fundamental properties of amorphous silicon, as well as in ion and laser processing of semiconductors. In 1990 he joined the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN to set up and lead a new group on photovoltaics. This group has grown to a size of 80 people and covers a broad range of topics: wafer-based crystalline silicon, thin-film silicon, and polymer solar cells and modules, including life-cycle and economic analyses.

Wim Sinke is a part-time professor at Utrecht University on “Science and Applications of Sustainable Energy Systems” and Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Dutch Shell Prize 1999 for his contributions to the science and technology of silicon and solar cells and for his role in the creation and development of the Dutch programme on R&D and implementation of photovoltaics, and the European Becquerel Prize 2011 for outstanding merits in photovoltaics.

 

Arno Smets
Professor Solar Energy at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

 

Marko Topič
Chairman ETIP PV -  European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics, Head of Laboratory of Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

Pierre Verlindenportrait Pierre Verlinden
Chief scientist and vice chair, State Key Lab. TRINA Solar, China

Specialities: R&D Management, High-efficiency silicon and multijunction III-V solar cells (design, fabrication, and characterization), Manufacturing of high-efficiency solar cells, IBC, Concentrator PV systems, PV system development, Design and construction of clean room, PV manufacturing line, optoelectronic and power devices

Founder, Director, Amrock Pty Ltd, 2005 – 2012
Principal Scientist, Solar Systems Pty Ltd, 2005 – 2009
Manager, Origin Energy, 2002 – 2005 Director R&D, SunPower, 1994 – 2001
Manager R&D, SunPower Corporation, 1992 – 1994
Manager Solar Cells and Applications, SunPower Corporation, 1991 – 1992
Premier Assistant - Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium, 1987 – 1991
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 1987
Research Assistant, Universitécatholique de Louvain, 1979 – 1987

 

Angela Grassiportrait Angela Grassi
Managing Director, ETA - Renewable Energies, Italy

Angela Grassi is ETA-Florence Managing Director. Project management based on Economics and Political Science background and experience. Over 20 years organisation and management of high level international Conferences and Exhibitions in the field of Renewable Energies. Executive Committee Member of international conferences. Since 2000 organisation and management of the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.Coordinator of international projects on renewable energies. Responsibilities include project definition, setting up of international teams, guidance and follow-up of project work, reporting, budgeting, project results assessment and dissemination of results. Author and co-author of papers published in proceedings of national and international conferences; contributions to specialised books. Preparation of final project reports for the European Commission. Managing editor of brochures, publications, scientific proceedings.

 
Peter Helmportrait Peter Helm
Scientific & Managing Director, WIP - Renewable Energies, Germany

Peter Helm is scientific Director at WIP-Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany. His focus is on techno- economic and strategy related networking in the field of renewable energies. Peter Helm is organizer and co-organizer of international conferences and exhibitions that are addressing the wide field of energy, energy efficiency, energy economy.

Peter Helm studied mechanical and processing engineering and obtained his degree at the Technical University of Munich. He added a postgraduate university study in Economics and Business Administration and obtained his PhD. He started his career as scientist at the international Battelle Institute for applied research / Frankfurt / Geneva / Aberdeen / Richland (Washington). Peter Helm performed project leadership for the GTZ / German Agency for technical cooperation in the framework of emerging countries projects. He was project officer for KfW, the German Bank for Reconstruction, for projects in Africa and Latin America. He coordinated national technical projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology and the Federal Ministry for Economic cooperation. Peter Helm acts as contracted expert providing scientific and project monitoring assistance to international organisations.

 

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KG • Berlin-Brandenburg Energy Network e.V. • Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH • BEYOGLU • Bischof + Klein SE & Co. KG • Borealis • BRAC University • Brno University of Technology • BT Imaging • BUAS - Bern University of Applied Sciences • C.E.D.A. • Cabinet Energiz • Cadi Ayyad University • Calyxo GmbH • Canadian Solar EMEA GmbH • Carl-von-Ossietzky-Universität Oldenburg • CAS - Chinese Academy of Sciences • Catholic University of Leuven • CEA / INES • CEE Operations GmbH • CENER - National Renewable Energy Centre • Center for Physical Sciences and Technology • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry • Centre de Recherche en Technologie des Semi-conducteurs pour l’Energétique (CRTSE) • Centre for Nanoscience and Engineering (CeNSE), Indian Institute of Science • centrotherm international AG • centrotherm photovoltaics Technology Shanghai • Ceské vysoké uení technické v Praze (CTU) • Changzhou Trina Solar Energy Co., Ltd • Chonbuk National University • CIEMAT • CLERE AG • CNRS • Colorado State University • Conergy • Consultores de Energía Fotovoltaica SL • Cork Institute of Technology • Council for Scientific & Industrial Research • CRES Center for Renewable Energy Resources and Saving • CRTEn - Research and Technology Centre of Energy • CSEM - Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA • CSIRO - The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation • CTF Solar GmbH • CTR Carinthian Tech Research AG • Daily Sun News • Dalarna University • Delft University of Technology • Doshisha University • Dot Line Pvt. Ltd. • Dow Corning Corporation • DOWA HD Europe GmbH • DSM Advanced Surfaces • DSM Ahead R&D • DSM Innovation Center • DTU - Technical University of Denmark • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority • DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions • ECN Solar Energy • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) • EDF Energies Nouvelles • EEPS • Ekistica • EKO Instruments Europe B.V. • Electronics & telecommunications Research Institute • Elim Link Reseorces • Embassy of Argentina • Embassy of Cuba • Embassy of France • Embassy of Greece • Embassy of Italy • Embassy of Latvia • Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia • EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories For Materials Science and Technology • ENEA - Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economy • ENEL Green Power SpA • EnergyVille • Enertis Solar S.L. • ENGIE • Engineered Materials Systems, Inc. • Eni • EPFL - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne • ERA I&M CO.LTD • Ernst-Abbe-Hochschule Jena • Esam AB • Escuela Politecnica Nacional • Eskom • ETA - Florence Renewable Energies • Eternal Sun • ETH Zurich • E-TON Solar Tech. 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Technologies • J.v.G. Thoma GmbH • JA Solar • JAIST (Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology) • JAPAN PATENT OFFICE • JB EcoTech AB • Jiangsu Meike Silicon Energy Science Technology Co.,Ltd • Jiangsu Shunfeng Photovoltaic Technology Co., Ltd. • JLN Solar • JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungs GmbH • John Wiley & Sons Ltd. • Jonas & Redmann Photovoltaics Production Solutions GmbH • Kangwon National University • Karl-Eberhards-Universität Tübingen • Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz • Karlstad University • Khatib & Alami Consultant • KIER Korea Institute of Energy Research • Kipp & Zonen B.V. • KIST Korea Institute of Science and Technology • KIT Karlsruher Institut für Technologie • KITECH Korea Institute of Industrial Technology • KNOU • Kobe University • Kochi University of Technology • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) • Korea Aerospace University • Korea University • Korea University of Science and Technology • Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation "Energia" • KU Leuven • Kumoh National Institute of Technology • Kunsan National University • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research • Kuwait Oil Company • Kuwait University • Kyoto University - Graduate School of Energy Science • Kyung Hee University • Kyushu Institute of Technology • LAAS CNRS • Lappeenranta University of Technology • LAUTECH - Ladoke Akintola University of Technology • Levitech B.V. • LG Electronics • LMU Munich • Longevity Services Limited • LONGi Solar Technology(Taizhou)Co., Ltd. • longsun • Loser Chemie GmbH • Loughborough University • Luvata Pori OY • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology - LIST • Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute • Manz CIGS Technology GmbH • Martin-Luther-University • MASEN • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) • Meco Equipment Engineers B.V. • Meier Technologies • Meiji University • Meteotest • METU - Middle East Technical University • Meyer Burger Research AG • Mizuho Information & Research Institute • Morehead State University • Motech Industries Inc. • MPI CPFS Max-Planck-Instituts für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe Dresden • MS TRADING • Nagoya University • Nanchang University • NASB - National Academy of Sciences of Belarus • National Institute for Materials Science • National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) • National Institute of Materials Physics • National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS) • National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research • National Polytechnic University of Armenia • National Taiwan University • Natural Resources Canada • NE2S - ENERGIA Y AMBIENTE SERVICIOS ESPAÑA S.L. • Nepal Pesanst' Association • Nepali congress party • NET Nowak Energy & Technology • Netherlands Enterprise Agency • New Jersey Institute of Technology • Newcastle University • Newport Spectra-Physics GmbH • NMMU - Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University • Noritake Co., Ltd. • Northumbria University • Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU-Universidad de La Salle • NPO • NREL - National Renewable Energy Laboratory • NTHU National Tsing Hua University • NTU National Taiwan University • NTUT National Taipei University of Technology • OAI • Observatori de la Sostenibilitat d'Andorra • OKE-Services • ORAVIA SAS • Osaka University • Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg • Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Chemie und Technik • OSW-Photovoltaics GmbH • Overflow IT Group of companies • Oxford PV • Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University • Parlement Africain de la Societe Civile • PCCL Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH • Photon Energy Ltd • PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG • PKUSZ - Peking University Shenzhen Graduate School • PLANSEE SE • Platforma Solar de Almería • Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH • Polytechnic University of Bucharest • PPAM Solkraft AB, Corporate Research • Prevailing Analysis • Progress in Photovoltaics • PTB Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Braunschweig • Pukyung National University • PV Consulting Ltd. • PV Crystalox Solar • pv magazine group GmbH & Co KG • PV Performance Labs • PVA Crystal Growing Systems GmbH • PVcomB Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin • PV-Plan • pv-tools GmbH • Qatar Foundation • QEERI - Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute • Quantum Zurich • R&D Center of Thin Film Technologies in Energetics  • Radboud University • RAS - Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Science • RCT-Solutions GmbH • Regulatory Authority for Energy • Rehm Thermal Systems GmbH • RENA Technologies GmbH • Research Executive Agency • Research team in renewable energies, materials and laser of Department of Physic • ReSiTec AS • Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) • Robert Bürkle GmbH • Rochester Institute of Technology • RORA Enterprises Ltd • RTS Corporation • Ryazan State Radio Engineering University (RSREU) • Sandia National Laboratories • Sangmyung University • SCHMID Group  |  Gebr. SCHMID GmbH • Science and Energatics • Sekanyolya Fencing and Security Systems limited • SEMILAB Semiconductor Physics Laboratory Co., Ltd. • SERIS Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore • SEU • SeV Solarenergieförderverein Bayern e.V. • Shahid Beheshti University • SHINE • Shinsung Solar Energy Co. Ltd • Shiraz University • SiCon • SIJTU - Shanghai Jiao Tong University • Silicio FerroSolar, S.L.U. • SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES AG • Sinton Instruments • Sisecam Flat Glass • Siva Power • SMA Solar Technology AG • SmartGreenScans • Smit Thermal Solutions BV • SOLAIS • Solar Energy Application Centre (SEAC) • Solar Studies Organisation • Solar Swiss Connect • SOLAR TECH (PRIVATE) LIMITED • SOLARC Innovative Solarprodukte GmbH • SolarEdge Technologies GmbH • Sol-Around Ltd. • SOLARUNITED • SolarWorld Brazil • Solaxess SA • Solayer GmbH • SoLayTec • Solibro GmbH • Solliance/TNO • Soltiles • Soochow University • Source Company Ltd • Southwest Jiaotong University • SSN College of Engineering • Steve Ransome Consulting Limited (SRCL) • STIFTELSEN SINTEF Materials and Chemistry • S'TILE • Stion • Straightforward • Strong Developer Trading Co., Ltd • SucceSun • Sun Yat-sen University • Sunpartner Technologies • SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland • Surrey Satellite Technology Limited • SVCS s.r.o. • Swansea University • Swedish Energy Agency • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich • Tarbiat Modares University • Technische Hochschule Köln • Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen (THM) • Technische Universität Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt) • Technische Universität Wien • Tempress Systems B.V. • TFSC-Instrument • the Australian National University • The South Oracle • The University of Liverpool • The University of New South Wales • The University of Texas at Austin • Thompson Rivers University • TKI Urban Energy • TNC Consulting AG • TNCT - Tokyo National College of Technology • TNO/Solliance • Tohoku University • Tokyo Institute of Technology • Tokyo University • Tomark-Worthen LLC • Toray Industries Inc. • Toyota Technological Institute • Treeze Ltd. • Trier University of Applied Sciences • Trinity College Dublin • TSEC Corporation • Tsinghua University • TU Delft • TU Technische Universität Berlin • TU/e - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven • TUT - Tallinn University of Technology • TUT - Tampere University of Technology • TÜV Nord Shanghai Branch • TÜV Rheinland • UASZ - Université Assane Seck de Ziguinchor • Ubiquity Solar Inc. • UFH - University of Fort Hare • UFPA - Universidade Federal do Pará • UFU - Federal University of Uberlândia • UL International Germany GmbH • ULB - Université libre de Bruxelles • Ulbrich of Austria GmbH • Unife, Dipartimento di Scienze della Vita e Biotecnologie • United Youth Organization Nepal • Universidad Austral de Chile • Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria • Universidad de los Andes (University of Los Andes) • Universidad del Bío-Bío • Universidad Nacional de Colombia • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - IES • Universidad Publica de Navarra • Universidade Federal de Pelotas • Università degli Studi di Pavia • Universität Konstanz • Universität of Tübingen • Universität Paderborn • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC) • Université Antilles • Université Savoie Mont Blanc  • University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria • University College London • University Miguel Hernández • University of Alioune DIOP • University of Antofagasta • University of Applied Sciences - Technikum Wien • University of Applied Sciences Anhalt • University of Applied Sciences Coburg • University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe • University of Cyprus • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China • University of Ferrara • University of Glasgow • University of Hassan II • University of Karlstad • University of Konstanz • University of Lisbon  • University of Ljubljana (UL FE) • University of Luxembourg • University of Malaya • University of Massachussets • University of Miyazaki • University of Mostaganem • University of Nottingham • University of Oslo • University of Rome Tor Vergata • University of Salerno • University of South Africa • University of Sungkyunkwan • University of Tokyo • University of Toronto • University of Utah • University of Verona • University Politehnica of Bucharest • UNSW Australia • UoM University of Malta • UPC - Polytechnic University of Catalonia • UPCT - Technical University of Cartagena • UPM - Technical University of Madrid • Uppsala University • URV - Universitat Rovira i Virgili • USA TRADING COMPANY • USP - University of São Paulo • Utrecht University • UVa - University of Valladolid • UVSQ - University de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines • V. Lashkarev Institute of Semiconductor Physics NAS Ukraine • Valentin Software GmbH • Vela Solaris AG • VESUVIUS FRANCE S.A. • Vikram Solar Private Ltd. • VON ARDENNE GmbH • Wacker Chemie AG • Wambach-Consulting • Western Washington University • Wilhelm Mayer Grundstücksgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG • Wilhelm-Büchner-Hochschule • WIP - Renewable Energies • Wuxi Suntech Power Co., Ltd. • Xi'an Jiaotong University • Yeungnam University • Yingli Green Energy • ZAE Bayern - Bayerisches Zentrum für Angewandte Energieforschung e.V. • Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg   (ZSW) • Zurich University of Applied Sciences

 

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Your Conference Programme is compiled by the photovoltaic professional world.

Following submission, your abstract will be reviewed by the international EU PVSEC Scientific Committee. This distinguished group is made up of 191 leading experts from institutional and industrial research organisations, based in 30 countries.

Status as of 17 February 2017

Topic Organisers

Oliver Anspach, PV Crystalox Solar, Erfurt, Germany
Derk Bätzner, Meyer BurgerTechnology, Hauterive, Switzerland
Franz P. Baumgartner, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
Fabrizio Bonemazzi, ENEL, Rome, Italy
Christoph Brabec, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Rolf Brendel, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Christian Breyer, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Julio Cárabe, CIEMAT, Madrid, Spain
Mariska de Wild-Scholten, SmartGreenScans, Groet, Netherlands
Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
Francesca Ferrazza, Eni, San Donato Milanese, Italy
Giovanni Flamand, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Francesco Frontini, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Maria Getsiou, European Commission DG RTD, Brussels, Belgium
Stefan W. Glunz, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Ralph Gottschalg, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Giso Hahn, University of Konstanz, Germany
Peter Lechner, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Antonio Martí Vega, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Gaetan Masson, Becquerel Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Oliver Mayer, GE Global Research, Garching, Germany
Felice Montanari, ENEL Green Power, Rome, Italy

  Delfina Muñoz, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Thomas Nordmann, TNC Consulting, Feldmeilen, Switzerland
Stefan Nowak, NET Nowak Energy & Technology, St. Ursen, Switzerland
Nicola Pearsall, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Emiliano Perezagua, Consultores de Energía Fotovoltaica, Madrid, Spain
Marion Perrin, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Jozef (Jef) Poortmans, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Christos Protogeropoulos, Athens, Greece
Stephan Riepe, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Tony Sample, European Commission DG JRC, Ispra, Italy
Alessandra Scognamiglio, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Carla Signorini, ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands
Ayodhya Nath Tiwari, EMPA, Dübendorf, Switzerland
Marko Topic, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
John Van Roosmalen, ECN, Petten, Netherlands
Wilfried van Sark, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Sjoerd Veenstra, ECN, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Karsten Wambach, Wambach-Consulting, Aindling, Germany
Arthur W. Weeber, ECN, Petten, Netherlands
Ingrid Weiss, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
Wiltraud Wischmann, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Peter Wohlfart, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES, Kahl am Main, Germany

 

Paper Review Experts

Armin Gerhard Aberle, SERIS, Singapore
Cristina Alonso-Tristán, UBU, Burgos, Spain
Ignacio Anton Hernandez, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Nekane Azkona, UPV/EHU, Zamudio, Spain
Kris Baert, KU Leuven, Heverlee, Belgium
Jörg Bagdahn, Fraunhofer CSP, Halle (Saale), Germany
Giorgio Bardizza, European Commission DG JRC, Ispra, Italy
Radim Barinka, Fill Factory, Rožnov pod Radhoštm, Czech Republic
Paul A. Basore, PV Specialist Services, Solana Beach, USA
Guy Beaucarne, Dow Corning, Seneffe, Belgium
Andreas W. Bett, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Jann Binder, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Robert Birkmire, University of Delaware, Newark, USA
Philippe Blanc, MINES ParisTech, Paris, France
Pierluigi Bonomo, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Franck Bourry, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Stuart Bowden, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Timothy Bruton, TMB Consulting, Woking, United Kingdom
Virginijus Bukauskas, Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, Vilnius, Lithuania
Roberta Campesato, CESI, Milan, Italy
Silvia Caneva, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
David Cheyns, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Stéphane Cros, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Izael Da Silva, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya
Thomas Dalibor, Avancis, München, Germany
Adrien Danel, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Bill Dauksher, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Maarten Debucquoy, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Paola Delli Veneri, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Thibaut Desrues, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Bernhard Dimmler, Manz CIGS Technology, Schwäbisch Hall, Germany
Doriana Dimova-Malinovska, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Sébastien Dubois, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Thorsten Dullweber, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Ken Durose, Stephenson Institute for Renewable Energy, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Roland Einhaus, Apollon Solar, Lyon, France
Peter Fath, RCT-Solutions, Konstanz, Germany
Gabi Friesen, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Vasilis Fthenakis, Columbia University, New York, USA
Bruno Gaiddon, Hespul, Lyon, France
Stefan Gall, HZB, Berlin, Germany
William J. Gambogi, DuPont, Wilmington, USA
Luiz Carlos Gomes de Freitas, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Ivan Gordon, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Jonathan Govaerts, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Giorgio Graditi, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Matthias Grottke, WIP - Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany
Jean Francois Guillemoles, CNRS, Chatou Cedex, France
Ingo Hagemann, Architekturbüro Hagemann, Aachen, Germany
Jan Haschke, EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Claas Helmke, Management Consultancy Research, Erfurt, Germany
M. Angeles Hernandez-Fenollosa, UPV, Valencia, Spain
Karl Hesse, Wacker Chemie, Burghausen, Germany
Yoshihiro Hishikawa, AIST, Tsukuba, Japan
Jörg Horzel, CSEM, Neuchâtel , Switzerland
Shujuan Huang, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Thomas Huld, European Commission DG JRC, Ispra, Italy
Kees Hummelen, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Stuart J. C. Irvine, Swansea University, St. Asaph, United Kingdom
Ulrike Jahn, TÜV Rheinland Energy, Cologne, Germany
Joachim John, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Elizabeth Kaijuka-Okwenje, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda
Izumi Kaizuka, RTS, Tokyo, Japan
Dong-Won Kang, Cheongju University, Republic of Korea
Victor Khorenko, AZUR SPACE, Heilbronn, Germany
Sung Dug Kim, Solar Material Consulting, San Jose, USA
Richard King, Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
Dirk König, UNSW Australia, Sydney, Australia
Igor Konovalov, University of Applied Science Jena, Germany
Stephen Koopman, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
Stefan Krauter, University of Paderborn, Germany
Ana Rosa Lagunas, CENER, Sarriguren, Spain
Philip Leicester, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Claude Lévy-Clément, CNRS, Thiais, France
 

Mónica Lira-Cantú, CIN2, Barcelona, Spain
Ching-Fuh Lin, NTU, Taipei, Taiwan
Martha Ch. Lux-Steiner, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Philippe Malbranche, CEA, Le Bourget du Lac, France
Didier Mayer, MINES ParisTech, France
Paola Mazzucchelli, EUREC, Brussels, Belgium
Keith McIntosh, PV Lighthouse, Coledale, Australia
Alexander Meeder, Geo-En Energy Technologies, Berlin, Germany
Johannes Meier, PV Consultant, Berlingen, Switzerland
Axel Metz, h.a.l.m. elektronik, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Marc Meuris, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Carlos Molpeceres, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Christos Monokroussos, TÜV Rheinland, Shanghai, China
Jörg Müller, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Miguel Angel Muñoz-García, UPM, Madrid, Spain
Gerhard Mütter, Alternative Energy Solutions, Vienna, Austria
Henning Nagel, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Hartmut Nussbaumer, Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Winterthur, Switzerland
Christer Nyman, Soleco, Porvoo, Finland
Yoshio Ohshita, TTI, Nagoya, Japan
Yoshitaka Okada, University of Tokyo, Japan
Sener Oktik, Sisecam, Istanbul, Turkey
Gernot Oreski, PCCL, Loeben, Austria
Wolfram Palitzsch, Loser Chemie, Zwickau, Germany
Jürgen Parisi, University of Oldenburg, Germany
Kristian Peter, ISC  Konstanz, Germany
Stefan Peters, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Kai Petter, Hanwha Q CELLS, Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Germany
Riccardo Po, eni, Novara, Italy
Michael Powalla, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Ralf Preu, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Bernd Rech, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Alex Redinger, University of Luxembourg, Belvaux, Luxembourg
Tjerk Reijenga, BEAR-iD, Gouda, Netherlands
Jan Remund, Meteotest, Bern, Switzerland
Jochen Rentsch, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Francesco Roca, ENEA, Portici, Italy
Alessandro Romeo, University of Verona, Italy
Kittessa Roro, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa
Jatin Roy, IIT Kharagpur, India
Francisca Rubio Berenguel, Freiburg, Germany
Marin Rusu, HZB, Berlin, Germany
Vladimir Saly, Slovak University of Technology, Bratislava, Slovakia
Erik Sauar, Brighterlite, Oslo, Norway
Hermann Schlemm, Meyer Burger, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany
Jan Schmidt, ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany
Marion Schroedter-Homscheidt, German Aerospace Center, Wessling, Germany
Ruud Schropp, Eindhoven University of Technology / Utrecht University, Netherlands
Martin C. Schubert, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Manajit Sengupta, NREL, Golden, USA
Hajime Shirai, Saitama University, Japan
Gerald Siefer, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Ronald Sinton, Sinton Instruments, Boulder, USA
Volker Sittinger, Fraunhofer IST, Braunschweig, Germany
Dirk Stellbogen, ZSW, Stuttgart, Germany
Juergen Sutterlueti, Gantner Instruments, Schruns, Austria
Sandor Szabó, European Commission DG JRC, Ispra, Italy
Barbara Terheiden, University of Konstanz, Germany
Gianluca Timò, RSE, Piacenza, Italy
Stathis Tselepis, CRES, Athens, Greece
Xavier Vallvé, Trama TecnoAmbiental, Barcelona, Spain
Mike Van Iseghem, EDF R&D, Moret-sur-Loing, France
Michael Vetter, IPHT, Jena, Germany
Alessandro Virtuani, SUPSI, Canobbio, Switzerland
Eszter Voroshazi, imec, Leuven, Belgium
Andreas Wade, First Solar, Berlin, Germany
Wilhelm Warta, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Gerhard Willeke, Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Donald Wood, Hemlock Semiconductor, USA
Akira Yamada, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
David Young, NREL, Golden, USA
Mike Zehner, Rosenheim University of Applied Science, Germany
Miro Zeman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Jun Zhao, Meyer Burger, Hohenstein-Ernstthal, Germany

 

scientific committee meeting

Heinz Ossenbrink

Former European Commission Joint Research Centre

portrait Heinz Ossenbrink

Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink, has a PhD in Physics from Hahn Meitner Institute, Berlin, and joined the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in 1982. He built up the JRC's activity on Photovoltaics when Europe started its research and pilot programme for Photovoltaic systems. In 1995 he became Head of the Unit for Renewable Energy, and expanded research and support activities to Energy Efficiency and Bio-Energy, notably Biofuels. His work was dedicated to the scientific support of EU legislation for Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency. More  recently, he developed the unit's portfolio to support Africa's efforts for a renewable energy supply.

Since 1982 he contributed to the standards work of the IEC TC82, Solar Photovoltaic Systems, in particular regarding calibration of reference cells and lifetime testing of PV modules. His many publications cover measurement and testing methods for photovoltaic generators, economic assessment of renewable energy and global environmental impacts of extended bio-fuel use.

Heinz Ossenbrink has been serving in the Scientific Committees and in Chair person functions of leading scientific conferences, such as the prestigious series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conferences and the European Biomass Conferences.

 

Nigel Taylorportrait Nigel Taylor

Nigel Taylor currently leads the photovoltaics R&D project in the Renewable Energy Unit of the Institute for Energy and Transport. He represents the SET-PLAN Information System in the Solar Europe Industrial Initiative. He is a topic organiser on standardisation for the EUPVSEC conference and task leader for the module and system performance expert group in European photovoltaic research infrastructure network SOPHIA. Dr. Taylor graduated in mechanical engineering from Dublin University, Trinity College in 1982 and was awarded his Ph.D. also from Trinity in 1987. After jobs in industrial R&D in Germany and Italy, he joined the European Commission in 1997.

 

Peter Helmportrait Peter Helm

Peter Helm is scientific Director at WIP-Renewable Energies, Munich, Germany. His focus is on techno- economic and strategy related networking in the field of renewable energies. Peter Helm is organizer and co-organizer of international conferences and exhibitions that are addressing the wide field of energy, energy efficiency, energy economy.

Peter Helm studied mechanical and processing engineering and obtained his degree at the Technical University of Munich. He added a postgraduate university study in Economics and Business Administration and obtained his PhD. He started his career as scientist at the international Battelle Institute for applied research / Frankfurt / Geneva / Aberdeen / Richland. Peter Helm performed project leadership for the GTZ / German Agency for technical cooperation in the framework of emerging countries projects. He was project officer for KfW, the German Bank for Reconstruction, for projects in Africa and Latin America. He coordinated national technical projects on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Research and Technology and the Federal Ministry for Economic cooperation. Peter Helm acts as contracted expert providing scientific and project monitoring assistance to international organisations.

 

Wim Sinkeportrait Wim Sinke

Wim Sinke (1955) is Program Development Manager at ECN Solar Energy, Petten, The Netherlands. He studied experimental physics at Utrecht University, where he graduated in 1981. He did PhD research at the FOM-Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics (AMOLF) in Amsterdam and received a doctor’s degree from Utrecht University in 1985 for a thesis entitled “New physical processes for silicon solar cells”. From 1986 to 1987 he was a visiting scientist at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory in Tokyo, where he worked on amorphous silicon. From 1987 to 1990 he was project leader at AMOLF and was involved in crystalline silicon solar cells and fundamental properties of amorphous silicon, as well as in ion and laser processing of semiconductors. In 1990 he joined the Energy research Centre of the Netherlands ECN to set up and lead a new group on photovoltaics. This group has grown to a size of 80 people and covers a broad range of topics: wafer-based crystalline silicon, thin-film silicon, and polymer solar cells and modules, including life-cycle and economic analyses.

Wim Sinke is a part-time professor at Utrecht University on “Science and Applications of Sustainable Energy Systems” and Chairman of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform. He has received several prestigious awards, including the Royal Dutch Shell Prize 1999 for his contributions to the science and technology of silicon and solar cells and for his role in the creation and development of the Dutch programme on R&D and implementation of photovoltaics, and the European Becquerel Prize 2011 for outstanding merits in photovoltaics.

 

Stefan Nowakportrait Stefan Nowak

Stefan Nowak is an experimental physicist by training. His academic research activities cover thermonuclear fusion, plasma and surface physics as well as thin films. His biography is characterised by a continuous evolution from research to technology management involving aspects of advanced research in different areas of energy, materials and processing. He has a broad technological expertise which covers activities in communication, technology management and policy. He presently works as an energy expert specialised in the field of photovoltaics and renewable energies where he occupies a number of official functions.

Present functions:

  • Managing Director of NET Nowak Energy & Technology Ltd.
  • Programme Manager of the Swiss Federal Photovoltaic RTD Programme
  • Swiss Delegate and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Photovoltaic Programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS)
  • Member and Vice-Chairman of the Steering Committee of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform
  • Core member of various international networks and projects

 

Angela Grassiportrait Angela Grassi

Angela Grassi is ETA-Florence Managing Director. Project management based on Economics and Political Science background and experience. Over 20 years organisation and management of high level international Conferences and Exhibitions in the field of Renewable Energies. Executive Committee Member of international conferences. Since 2000 organisation and management of the annual European Biomass Conference and Exhibition.Coordinator of international projects on renewable energies. Responsibilities include project definition, setting up of international teams, guidance and follow-up of project work, reporting, budgeting, project results assessment and dissemination of results. Author and co-author of papers published in proceedings of national and international conferences; contributions to specialised books. Preparation of final project reports for the European Commission. Managing editor of brochures, publications, scientific proceedings.

 

We thank our EU PVSEC 2017 Sponsors!

BERGER Lichttechnik

BERGER Lichttechnik

BERGER Lichttechnik is providing class A+A+A+ Pulsed Solar Simulators and measuring systems for terrestrial and space applications. Turning our well known High Efficiency testing method into new generation 3.0 test equipment for mass production. Now offering total integration into sorter and handling machines by reduced form factor, smart controls and easier solutions for operation and maintenance, also including higher throughput and lower total costs of ownership.

LONGi Solar

LONGi Solar

A world leading mono-crystalline solar module manufacturer for achieving best LCOE (levelized cost of electricity) solutions.
LONGi Solar is a world leading manufacturer of high-efficiency mono-crystalline solar cells and modules. The Company is wholly owned by LONGi Group. LONGi Group (SH601012) is the largest supplier of mono-crystalline silicon wafers in the world, with total assets above $2.7 billion. (2016)
Armed and powered by the advanced technology and long standing experience of LONGi Group in the field of mono-crystalline silicon, LONGi Solar has shipped approximately 2.5GW products in 2016. The Company has its headquarters in Xi’an and branches in Japan, Europe, North America, India and Malaysia.
With strong focus on R&D, production and sales & marketing of mono-crystalline silicon products, LONGi Solar is committed to providing the best LCOE solutions as well as promoting the worldwide adoption of mono-crystalline technology.

RENA

RENA

“THE WET PROCESSING COMPANY” RENA Technologies is one of the world‘s leading suppliers of production equipment for wet chemical surface treatment. RENA equipment is used to treat the surfaces of solar cells, semiconductor wafers, cannulas, optical substrates, dental implants and other high-tech products using wet chemicals or ultra-pure water with standardised machines and guaranteed processes or entirely customised equipment.

Singulus Technologies

Singulus Technologies

SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES builds machines for economical and resource-efficient production processes. SINGULUS’ strategy is based on the expansion of its existing core competencies. The application areas include coating, surface processing, wet-chemical as well as the related chemical and physical processing steps. The company’s target is to reach a technologically leading position in the Solar division. For all machines, processes and applications SINGULUS draws upon its know-how in the areas of automation and process technology.

 

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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 2 UNESCO

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

 

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