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The Call for Papers for the EU PVSEC 2021 is open!

Authors wishing to contribute to the Conference Programme of the EU PVSEC 2021, 6 - 10 September 2021, Lisbon, Portugal, should submit an abstract at the latest by 5 February 2021.

Find all detailed information about the Confernce Topics & Subtopics, Abstract Submission Guidelines, Scientific Journal Publication of Papers, EU PVSEC Student Award 2021 application and much more in the Author's Workstation.


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 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 while enjoying the beautiful city of Lisbon.

The organiser is currently working on a sophisticated hygiene and security concept for the location in Lisbon to make sure every participant is and feels safe and protected, while enjoying the advantages of getting together and connecting to the global PV community. However, we are monitoring current developments very carefully and we are ready to adjust the concept of the conference if needed.

We look forward to seeing you in person once again, in Lisbon in 2021. Keep up the good work!

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




lisbon 800pxThe Most Inspiring Platform for the Global PV Solar Sector

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.





The EU PVSEC 2020 online closed its virtual doors

Despite concerns about a virtual event, the EU PVSEC 2020 online was a huge success and numbers confirm it:
With over 850 live presentations across 5 days, 1.500 participants from 65 countries were virtually connected. The opening session was streamed live on Youtube and caught the attention of over 3.000 viewers.

Thank you!

We want to thank all speakers and presenters, chairpersons, authors and co-authors, committee members and participants for their support, hard work and feedback. Together, we contributed to the success of the EU PVSEC 2020 online.

After 5 days of news and updates about the latest developments in the PV and solar energy sector, we are happy to conclude the EU PVSEC with hopeful words from our General Chair Prof. Nicola Pearsall. Creating a sustainable energy supply must become our main objective, and only together, through exchange and cooperation, we can achieve this goal.

Stay healthy and see you in 2021! 




Discover the versatility of EU PVSEC!


The EU PVSEC is more than a congress. It gathers the global PV community to conduct business, to network and to present and discuss the latest developments and innovations in Photovoltaics. It is the world renowned science-to-science, business-to-business and science-to-industry platform with a full and only focus on the global PV Solar sector.







  • 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
    ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification
    APVI - Australian PV Institute

  • 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

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies

With the support of:

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies