• Welcome

    - Welcome to the EU PVSEC online -


  • EUPVSEC 2021 online


    We will spare no effort to provide an amazing
    onsite event feeling – right from your couch.

  • Full Conference Programme available


    The Full Conference Programme is available now!

  • Industry Summit


    Industry players: Take a stage to present your businesses,
    but also to share and discuss new developments

  • Sponsoring


    Reach a global audience and strengthen
    your position in the international PV market!

  • Late abstracts


    You still have the chance to hand in a late abstract!

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We are delighted to introduce the first EU PVSEC ticket raffle!

We want YOU to be part of the event and we reward your loyalty!

As a subscriber of the EU PVSEC newsletter, you can win a free full week conference ticket, with access to a carefully crafted programme of almost 900 top-level international plenary, oral and visual presentations, parallel events, and the completely new EU PVSEC industry summit, and connect and exchange with fellow PV experts via our advanced networking opportunities.

Sounds interesting?

Stay tuned for more information about the registration for the raffle in our upcoming newsletter.

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Full Conference Programme available

Dear PV and Energy professional,

It is with great pride that we share the full scientific programme of the 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, to be held 6-10 September 2021 online. We have a full and varied scientific programme which covers fields of interest to all stakeholders, ranging from concepts, materials, cells and modules, through to applications, systems, policies and markets. The programme contains three dedicated plenary sessions covering the full range of conference topics, targeted to provide an in-depth overview to the non-specialist. These will provide you with key knowledge on the present and future direction of PV, which is increasingly being recognized for its crucial role in the future sustainable integrated energy system. Oral and Visual sessions are grouped by topic and theme easily located and tracked in our programme outline and full conference programme.

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Our conference offers a unique opportunity to present your work and learn more about your own area of specialization, as well as to follow developments, and meet workers, in other fields. We are aware that being online offers a different experience to a physical conference, and we have included four dedicated discussion sessions in the programme (13:30-15:00 Monday-Thursday) covering the hot issues within the different conference topics that are intended to stimulate involvement of all participants. The possibility of remote connection does enable the welcome participation of many who perhaps would not manage to attend a physical event in a far away continent, and I look forward to meeting you all online from every corner of the globe and from every time zone.

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


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EU PVSEC 2021 goes fully virtual

The 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition will once again be held online for the second time in a row from 6 - 10 September 2021. After hoping to hold the prestigious event in Lisbon as planned, we have now decided to follow the successful and well-proven concept of 2020 and run the event completely virtual again, allowing all international participants to be part of the EU PVSEC despite ongoing global travel restrictions.


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EU PVSEC Industry Summit

As an absolute novelty, the first ever EU PVSEC Industry Summit will take place this September. This new initiative emphasizes the importance of refocusing on the PV industry in Europe and foster manufacturing capacities within the EU. It gives industry players a stage to present their businesses, but also to share and discuss new developments in the industrial sector with fellow experts.

You too can become part of the EU PVSEC Industry Summit Programme by sharing your knowledge in a panel discussion, a short presentation or even a dedicated workshop.

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Registration open

The registration for the EU PVSEC 2021 online is now officially open!

Benefit from a variety of ticket options such as the One-day ticket, student or group specials, or our limited-time offer, the Early Bird discount.


>> check the ticketing options


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Become a Sponsor

You want to contribute to the success of the EU PVSEC 2021 online?

Become a sponsor and choose from a variety of sponsorship packages.


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EU PVSEC General Chair: Prof. João M Serra

We are delighted to announce that Prof. João M Serra, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa,  is appointed as the General Chair of the EU PVSEC 2021 online.

"As you all know the EU PVSEC 2021 will be online.

Of course, we miss the personal contact of a physical meeting but also remember the positive sides of an online event, e.g. not having to travel, avoiding CO2 emissions and safe interaction environment.

We say that solar is going everywhere. And we will experience just that; a PV community spread all over the world and attending the EU PVSEC 2021 from everywhere.

Therefore, let us face the current situation as a challenge to continue our mission to develop photovoltaics and to contribute actively to the energy transition into a more sustainable future."

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Serra as General Chair and are confident, that together we will make the EU PVSEC 2021 online a memorable event.




 Message from the Technical Programme Chair

R Kenny2019Surfing the green wave

Governments all around the world are not only setting targets for carbon neutrality over a generational time span, but are also committing to making investments to make it happen. Electromobility is increasing and is expected to grow ever faster. Building renovation to reduce energy consumption is gaining increased attention. Investments are being directed towards a sustainable economy and sustainable employment. One technology is at the heart of all these developments - it is of course PV. We also find installations in an ever growing range of applications, no longer niche - BIPV, Agro-PV, P2X, for example. Meanwhile, the technology continues to advance through exciting work which increases cell efficiencies and introduces new concepts. Our conference covers all the above and more, so please make sure you don’t miss out.

As well our extensive programme, this year we aim to substantially increase the number of conference papers that may be put forward for publication in peer-reviewed journals. On top of our longstanding collaboration with Progress in Photovoltaics, we also have an agreement in place to publish a selection of our best submissions in Solar RRL. Furthermore, we announce a collaboration with EPJ Photovoltaics to publish a selection of highlight submissions in a special edition. Through these different offerings we intend to not only increase the number of high quality peer reviewed papers coming out of the conference to approximately 100, but also expand the breadth of scope and offer a range of publication options, including Open Access. We will of course continue to publish the fully citable (DOI) conference proceedings immediately following the conference to ensure rapid transmission of your scientific results, whether or not you wish to explore these additional publishing options.

Learn more about the different journals and their publishing features to choose which one is most suitable for your needs.

Be part of tomorrow’s energy transition and help us shape the programme of Europe’s biggest PV and solar energy conference.
Submit your abstract now and get the chance to connect with PV experts around the globe, learn about and contribute to the latest innovations in PV and help advance PV research and deployment..

The organiser has decided to follow the successful and well-proven concept of 2020 and run the event completely virtual again, allowing all international participants to be part of the EU PVSEC despite ongoing global travel restrictions.

We look forward to seeing you online once again in September. Keep up the good work!

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




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The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a PV Industry Exhibition, where specialized PV Industry presents technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform uniquely focused on the global PV Solar sector. The conference scientific programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.





  • Institutional Support

    European Commission
    UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
    WCRE - World Council for Renewable Energy

  • Institutional PV Industry Cooperation

    SolarPower Europe
    SOLARUNITED - Global Solar Business & Technology Association

  • Supporting Organisations

    ESA - European Space Agency
    EREF - European Renewable Energies Federation
    EUFORES - The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources
    REN21 - Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century
    IEA PVPS - International Energy Agency, Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme
    ETIP PV - European Technology & Innovation Platform PV
    EUREC - The Association of European Renewable Energy Research Centres
    APVI - Australian PV Institute
    ESMC - European Solar Manufacturing Council

  • Supporting Association

    AIE - European Association of Electrical Contractors
    CABA - Continental Automated Buildings Association
    AREA - African Renewable Energy Alliance



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WIP Renewable Energies

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ETA-Florence Renewable Energies