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

The 35th EU PVSEC 2018 Parallel Events offer a deep insight into specific topics along the most recent PV technology, PV application and market trends and address to global decision makers from industry, research, finance and politics. These additional half-day-events complement the Conference Programme.

The following provides an overview of Parallel Events under preparation:

180717 Outline Parallel Events web


Monday, 24 September 2018

SolarPower Europe High Level Industrial Forum - Industrial Strategy for the New Energy System: Solar and Storage

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

EU PVSEC 2018 will be held in the European Union’s centre – Brussels, where the EU institutions in June agreed on a 32% renewables target for 2030, much higher than the originally proposed 27%. Solar and storage will have to play key roles in achieving this target. The High Level Industrial Forum – Industrial Strategy for the New Energy System: Solar and Storage organized by SolarPower Europe, the association representing the solar power sector in Europe, will present the work of the European Commission and SolarPower Europe on creating a new industrial strategy for solar and storage in the EU.


Monday, 24 September 2018

IEA-PVPS Task 1 Event – Trends in PV Applications

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

This event will first discuss the development of the PV market, and the impact of policies on the speed at which PV could develop. Will policies continue to shape the market and especially long term targets? From China to the USA, from Spain to Japan, this workshop will challenge the general belief that PV is unstoppable.


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

IEA PVPS Task 17 on PV for transport supports the Solar Mobility Forum

Time: morning
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

The Solar Mobility Forum will discuss the challenge of integrating PV and electricity mobility to support the global energy revolution. It will highlight the role of PV for clean transport in the coming years. The newly created IEA PVPS Task 17 on PV for transport has just initiated its activities. Several experts will be invited to contribute to the Solar Mobility Forum and will highlight the role of PV in transport in the coming years.

  • E-mobility through Solar Energy – A step towards the Energy Revolution
  • Manufacturing PV for Transport
  • Concrete cases

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

IEA-PVPS Task 15 Event – Accelerating BIPV Development

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Task 15 has started to publish its first reports on BIPV business models and more is expected soon. What could drive the BIPV market in the coming years? What is missing and what could be achieved?


Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to PV Manufacturing, Business Choices and Economics

  • The State of the PV Industry
  • Ecolabel and Circular Economy Initiatives
  • Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and technologies – To wafers
  • Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and technologies – Cells & Modules

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

Time: morning
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to Manufacturing BIPV and Innovative Applications in the Built Environment

  • Innovative Materials for BIPV development
  • Challenges to mass production
  • Challenges to mass production – Panel Discussion
  • Innovations in manufacturing BIPV products

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to Innovations in PV Manufacturing, from Polysilicon to Innovative Moduling

  • Mass Manufacturing of Future PV Products with High Quality
  • Local and Global Manufacturing Trends
  • Manufacturing in Europe: a New Hope

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes

Time: afternoon
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

This event is co-organized this year with Becquerel Institute and focuses on the role of PV in architecture, the specifics of BIPV in urban development and landscapes.

  • This event fits perfectly with the IEA-PVPS Task 15 and the Forum session dedicated to the manufacturing of BIPV.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES is an annual event which takes place as a special side event at the series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition since 2011. In this session, architects, landscape architects and other environmental designers/researcher are given the floor to share their ideas on how to advance the realization of energy systems while establishing aesthetic qualities in our daily living environment. The event is co-organized by: ENEA (scientific organization) and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (organization and promotion), with the support of Becquerel Institute and ULB-Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles.


Thursday, 27 September 2018

Horizon 2020 projects: Backing the European PV industry

Time: 13:30 - 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Parallel event during the 35th EU PVSEC on 27 September 2018 initiated by EC DG Research and Innovation and INEA. The purpose of this event will be to introduce the current Horizon 2020 projects working on photovoltaics, EU-funded actions from material research to market development, with a strong focus on how industrial project partners benefit from Horizon 2020 in the development of their activities.