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

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute and SOLARUNITED

Day: Tuesday, 25 September 2018SIF logo L rgb
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
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

 

Programme

13:30 – 15:003 6 EUPVTP
SESSION 1 – The State of the PV Industry

The PV industry reached the 100 GW, but what is coming next? Technology differentiation, market segmentation, the presence of Asia and the specialization of Europe are key factors in the current debate on the future of the industry. But what can be expected if global markets are stagnating? This session explores the state of the industry with key experts from different regions of the world. It will also highlight two key initiatives contributing to a greener future on ecolabelling and circular economy which could change the way how the industry perceives itself.LOGO Bequerel Institute

13:30 – 14:30
Part 1 – The State of the PV Industry2 2 SOLARUNITED

14:30 – 15:00
Part 2 – Ecolabel and Circular Economy Initiatives

 

15:15 – 16:45
SESSION 2 – Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and Technologies – To Wafers

What is the current state of the wafer industry? How could wafers contribute to cost reduction in the coming years? Which technologies could become real game changers? European is not absent from the debate but what about manufacturing massively new technologies for crystalline silicon wafers?

 

17:00 – 18:15
SESSION 3 – Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and Technologies – Cells & Modules

Cells and modules remain the working horse of the PV industry. What could be expected in the coming months and years with regards to innovations, manufacturing cost, new and emerging technologies and their competitiveness? Will thin-film experience a sound market revival, and what are the next steps?