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

PV POWER for all

RobertKenny GDM5370The 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.

As always, the conference will continue showcase the most recent scientific advances in concepts (Topic 1), cells (Topics 2 and 3), modules (topic 5) and systems (Topic 6). Furthermore, we invite contributions from workers in the field of energy system integration and storage that demonstrate how PV penetration can massively increase while maintaining stability and security of supply (Topics 6 and 7). As well as transforming existing energy networks, PV has enormous potential to help the world meet its sustainable development goals for emerging regions - work describing practical examples and future roadmaps are also highly welcome (Topic 7). As Oscar Wilde might have said, let’s show that we have not only our genius to declare, but also our passion to transform the world!

The scientific committee, nearly two hundred strong, is composed of recognised experts from the whole PV community, and takes its responsibility to build an interesting and relevant technical programme of oral and visual sessions very seriously. I assure you that we look forward to receiving your abstracts with as much enthusiasm as you have to share your work with the largest gathering of your peers - an opportunity unique to the EU PVSEC!

In closing, I invite all authors to carefully read the topic descriptions and select the one which most closely matches the key novelty of their work. The subtopic descriptions are brief, while at the same time self-explanatory, so that locating the area of interest is straightforward. I warmly invite you to submit your abstracts and to come and join us in Brussels in September.

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