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  • 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

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    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!

Sneak peek of the first plenary session

"Devices in Evolution: Pushing the Efficiency Limits and Broadening the Technology Portfolio"

The Monday morning scientific opening sessions at the EU PVSEC always aim to excite and inspire the conference participants for the week to come.

This year’s opening will take you on a mini tour along the frontiers of photovoltaic technology: how we can bring silicon technology even closer to perfection and which new approaches may build on, or complement silicon PV in global markets in the foreseeable future.

Dr. Mathieu Boccard of EPFL in Switzerland will share with you how the total losses in already very advanced silicon heterojunction solar cells can be reduced even further, by finetuning contact designs to reach an optimum combination of optical and electrical parameters. It is an important example of the efforts to bring silicon PV ever closer to perfection. Approaches with similar features have been applied successfully during the evolution of high-efficiency silicon homojunction cells. Prof. Robby Peibst of ISFH in Germany will take us beyond these important developments aimed at narrowing the gap between actual cell performance and efficiency limits of single-junction solar cells. He will show us how the limits of current commercial silicon and thin-film PV technologies, which are almost exclusively single-junction, can be exceeded. Among the different options offered by science and technology, tandem devices, in which two cells of materials with different opto-electronic properties are stacked, have progressed most on their way to large-scale manufacturing and flat-plate (i.e. non-concentrator) application. The appearance of perovskites in the global PV arena has greatly accelerated tandem developments. This offers an excellent bridge to the presentation of Dr. Stephan DeLuca of EMC, who will discuss perovskite research in the USA as well as the path to commercialization, including the ambitions for large scale manufacturing and use of this new PV technology. Perovskites do not only offer a concrete route to very high efficiencies in tandems, but also a novel approach to PV module and foil manufacturing and a range of new applications. This makes them an exciting and highly relevant subject, well suited for this Opening Session.

wimsinkeThe global PV community and its stakeholders are in the great position to already have technologies available to take us into the terawatt regime soon, and still to have much more to come. These new options will make the global PV development even more robust, offer higher performance and open up new application fields. You are invited to join this session!

Prof. dr. W.C. (Wim) Sinke
Principal Scientist, Solar Energy
TNO innovation for life
EU PVSEC Executive Committee Member

Meet some of our already confirmed opening speakers

We are proud to announce that the preparations for the Opening Ceremony of the EU PVSEC 2021 are in full swing and will offer an energetic line-up that is well worth seeing.

It brings together the knowledge of researchers, industry leaders and policy makers who will come together in September to promote the role of PV in the global energy transition and its importance in achieving the goals of the European Green Deal.

Kadri Simson

Kadri Simson

European Commissioner for Energy

João Galamba

João Galamba

Deputy Minister & Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal

Diederik Samsom

Diederik Samsom

Head of Cabinet of Frans Timmermans,
Executive Vice President for the European Green Deal, European Commission

Henrike Hahn

Henrike Hahn

MEP, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament,
Committee Member Industry, Research and Energy

Participate in the world’s largest specialist PV Solar Conferenceflags blue fullconfprog

Connect with the global PV community at EU PVSEC in September to gain knowledge, explore trends and discuss what is needed to keep up the new solar momentum in Europe.

Dates: 06 - 10 Sept 2021
Hours: Monday - Thursday 08:30 - 18:30 / Friday 08:30 - 13:10 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time

The international Conference Programme is structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations. These cover the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications with a special emphasis on the latest scientific, technological and market-related trends.

As Prof. Joao Serra, General Chair of the EU PVSEC 2021, explains in his message to the PV community: “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 its added value not only to cities, including buildings and mobility, but also to agriculture, water desalination and hydrogen production.

While solar is the most versatile and often lowest cost power generation source in Europe today, EU PVSEC continues to strengthen the importance and potential of solar among global researchers, policy-makers and industry.


Conference Programme

The Programme for EU PVSEC 2021 online offers a carefully crafted programme of almost 900 top-level international presentations giving participants in-depth insights into the latest research in the PV solar energy sector.



Full Conference Programme available

Dear PV and Energy professional,

R Kenny2019

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.

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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