37th EU PVSEC, 07 - 11 September 2020

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25 September 2017, Main Auditorium, ground floor - Free Admission to the Monday Opening

08:30 - 09:30 Scientific Opening / Plenary Session 1AP.1
Stairway to High Efficiency

Monday's Scientific Opening Session features three plenary presentations which demonstrate PV solar technologies at its best:

Nicholas J. Ekins-Daukes, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
John Van Roosmalen, ECN, Netherlands

Indirect to Direct Bandgap Transition in Methylammonium Lead Halide Perovskite
T. Wang, B. Daiber, S.A. Mann, E.C. Garnett & B. Ehrler AMOLF, Amsterdam, Netherlands J.M. Frost & A. Walsh Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Maximum Power Extraction Enabled by Monolithic Tandems Using Interdigitated Back Contact Bottom Cells with Three Terminals
M. Rienäcker, S. Kajari-Schröder, R. Niepelt, R. Brendel & R. Peibst ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany E. Warren, M. Schnabel, P. Stradins & A. Tamboli NREL, Golden, United States

Monolithic III-V//Si Multi-Junction Solar Cell Exceeding an Efficiency of 31%
J. Benick, R. Cariou, P. Beutel, D. Lackner, N. Tucher, M. Hermle, S.W. Glunz, A.W. Bett & F. Dimroth Fraunhofer ISE, Freiburg, Germany

These are the first presentations of the 5 days Conference. More than 1,100 contributions to the Conference will be featured during this week.

10:00 – 11:00 Opening Addresses

Arno Smets
EU PVSEC General Chairman
Professor Solar Energy at Delft University of Technology

  • Arno Smets, Introduction
  • Ed Nijpels, Chairman Standing Committee of the National Agreement on Energy for Sustainable Growth, The Netherlands
  • Mark Van Stiphout, European Commission Directorate General Energy
  • Jan Marc Luchies, Chief Technology Officer, Tempress, Amtech Systems, The Netherlands
  • Wim Sinke, Director TKI - Top consortium for Knowledge and Innovation, Topsector Energy, Manager Development ECN Solar Energy

11:00 – 12:15 The Moderated Panel Discussion


  • Multi-Terawatt Photovoltaics – Going Beyond Wholesale Electricity


  • Paolo Frankl, Head of Renewable Energy Division, IEA - International Energy Agency, France


  • Georgina Grenon, Director, 100%RE Solutions ENGIE, France
  • Nicola Melchiotti, Head of European Public Affairs and Regulation, Enel, Belgium
  • Thomas Nowak, Secretary General European Heat Pump Association AISBL (EHPA), Belgium
  • Michael Schmela, Executive Advisor Solar Power Europe (SPE) and Global Solar Council (GSC)
  • Marko Topič, Chairman of European Technology & Innovation Platform Photovoltaics ETIP PV

12:15 – 12:45 Becquerel Prize Ceremony

 The Becquerel Prize will be awarded in a solemn ceremony and features the key note speech "PV and beyond - from technology to the energy system".

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  • Monday to Friday
  • 25 - 29 September 2017



Participate in the World’s Largest Specialist PV Solar Conference

The experts of the PV solar branch meet in Amsterdam to discuss new concepts, trends and developments in science and industry. The EU PVSEC provides the most inspiring platform for dialogue and information exchange across the World.

The international Conference programme will be structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations and cover the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications, focusing on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends. Now, that Photovoltaic Solar Energy is becoming a major electricity source, the EU PVSEC extended its focus to applied and policy-oriented topics. The EU PVSEC thus strengthens its established leading role in science and technology among the players of the global PV sector.

Message of Nigel Taylor, Technical Programme Chairman

I'm delighted to announce the programme for EU PVSEC 2017. Once again the EU PVSEC is offering both a world-class overview and in-depth insights to the latest research. Check out the link below for the listing of presentations, as well as the overall time schedule for the week.

All this is possible thanks to a great response to the call for abstracts, with over 1260 quality submissions.  The Scientific Committee reviewers have diligently checked all the contributions, from which the Topic Organisers have selected the plenaries, orals and visuals.  A big thanks to everyone involved, and to all authors and co-authors, good luck with your preparations for the conference presentations and papers themselves.

Nigel Taylor
European Commission Joint Research Centre
EU PVSEC Technical Programme Chair


Conference Programme:

EUPVSEC2017 ConferenceProgrammeOutline web 

Call for Papers - Late Abstract Submission

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

Find all detailed information in the "Authors' Workstation".



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  • Monday to Friday
  • 25 - 29 September 2017
  • 08:30 - 18:30


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Your EU PVSEC Personal Programme Planner...

... is available for the EU PVSEC 2017.

- Online

The EU PVSEC Personal Programme Planner has been created for all EU PVSEC participants to provide a quick and detailed overall view about all events, sessions and presentations during the occasion of the EU PVSEC. This online tool enables you to search for presentations by e.g. speakers, organisations, topics, keywords, time and location. Choose from all quoted Conference Sessions (Plenary, Oral, Visual Presentations) and EU PVSEC Parallel Events those that are of a particular interest to you.

Create your personal, clearly laid out agenda including all presentations you wish to attend. See at a glance where and when your chosen presentations / sessions take place and get detailed information about the respective topics. You have the possibility to save your agenda and to modify it at any time.

Your EU PVSEC Personal Programme Planner is available on www.eupvsec-planner.com.

- Mobile

In addition, a mobile version of the EU PVSEC Personal Programme Planner has been created to help planning your agenda at any time prior and during your stay in Amsterdam. This mobile version is web-based and can be used with all kinds of smartphones. All you need is your smartphone’s browser and internet connection.

Please visit the mobile phone version at http://mobile.eupvsec-planner.com.






Coordination of the Technical Programme

1 0 EC JRC


Institutional PV Industry Cooperation

2 1 SolarPowerEurope     2 2 SOLARUNITED

Institutional Support

1 1 EC


1 3 WCRE

 Supporting Organisations

  • 3 1 ESA
  • 3 2 EREF
  • 3 3 EUFORES
  • 3 4 REN21
  • 3 5 IEA PVPS
  • 3 6 EUPVTP
  • 3 7 EUREC
  • 3 8 ARE


Supporting Associations

  • 4 1 AIE
  • 4 2 CABA
  • 4 5 AREA


Cooperating Events

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