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    Call for Parallel Events: Submit your proposal

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Call for Parallel Events

The EU PVSEC 2021 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.

You wish to organise a Parallel Event during the EU PVSEC 2021?

Submit your proposal.

>> go to Parallel Events


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Call for Papers: Late Abstracts Submission

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

If you wish to submit a late abstract or if you have an enquiry concerning abstract submission for the EU PVSEC 2021, please find all details in the Author's Workstation.


>> go to Author's Workstation



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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 in Lisbon.

Many dreamed about photovoltaics and the solar age; we see the dream coming true

"I am honoured to chair the 38th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition that is planned to be held in September 6 to 10, 2021 in Lisbon, Portugal.

The EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition is a world reference point regarding the latest developments related to PV and for up to date insights regarding new opportunities. PV is a major contributor to a cleaner and safer future for the planet. The latest updates on PV science, technology, systems, finance, policies, and markets are all covered by EU PVSEC 2021.

The transition to a low carbon society will not be possible without a major shift to renewables. Up to now the world is not set for a clear downward turn in emissions because most of the energy infrastructure still continues to work in a business-as-usual scenario. With its strong reduction in LCOE, PV is at the forefront of new energy technologies to be a key contributor for change. PV benefits range from local energy production to large power plants. By combination with other technologies it expands the its added value not only to cities, including buildings and mobility, but also to agriculture, water desalination and hydrogen production.

Let me give you a few more of the very good reasons to attend the EUPSEC 2021...."

We are pleased to welcome Prof. Serra as General Chair and are confident, that together we will make the EU PVSEC 2021 in Lisbon 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 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.





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
    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



WIP Renewable Energies

Organised by:

WIP Renewable Energies

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies

With the support of:

ETA-Florence Renewable Energies