One week to the EU PVSEC 2021
The preparations for the kick-off of the EU PVSEC 2021 online are in full swing and participants can log in to the conference platform from today onwards
This gives them the chance to get familiar with the optimised features
and enables them to already exchange with and connect to other
We encourage all attendees to log into the event platform via the User Area
prior to the conference to ensure a smooth and pleasant event experience.
If you haven’t registered yet, get your ticket now and benefit from an
exciting online event with an inspiring and a multifaceted programme,
- Interactive formats, such as topic-related panel discussions and industry sessions
- Access to world-class PV experts
- Viewpoints from a diverse range of speakers- Networking
and much more, right from the comfort of your home.
You will have access to the platform for three months after the event
and can rewatch all sessions in this period as often as you like.
We’re looking forward to seeing you next Monday!
New Chairman of the Becquerel Prize Committee, Prof. Christophe Ballif
A few words from the new Chairman of the Becquerel Prize Committee, Prof. Christophe Ballif
In April 2021 Christophe Ballif took over from Prof. Joachim Luther the chairing committee of the Becquerel Prize
for outstanding merits in photovoltaics, established by the European
Commission and officially awarded at the EU PVSEC conference.
The last two years have been rich of two fundamental teachings. First,
the effects of global warming, with its floods, fires, droughts, and
even with the first recorded rain at the summit of Greenland, impact
more and more lives and should trigger an urgent waking-up of humankind.
Second, the Coronavirus crisis, despite its gravity, has also shown us
that governments can act quickly, and spend worldwide tens of trillions
of euros to save lives and support their economies. A much too small
fraction of it goes to the energy transition, whereas the size and scale
of the consequences of global warming will most likely be beyond
comparison to what we experience now with COVID. In both cases solving
the problems have, so far, not been helped by the rapid digitalization
of our society, in particular because of the role of professional
misinformation propagated across social media. Those have turned out to
be the best allies of populist politicians, who by nature, gladly accept
the support of the most polluting and damaging companies in the world,
from fossil fuel extraction and usage to forest destruction and poor
soil management, to cite only a few examples.
But there are also reasons to for optimism. 200 years after the birth of
Edmond Becquerel, celebrated last December during a symposium organized
by the IPVF and by the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris,
the role and progression of (not so) new renewable energies is becoming
clearer for many citizens and stakeholders. Thanks to advancements in
energy storage technologies, to the smart usage of digitalization, to
energy efficient solutions, many scientists show that an energy
transition is profitable for most, with social, ecological and economic
benefits. In this context, photovoltaics will play a key role, providing
at unbeatable or reasonable costs a large share of the primary energy
required to move, heat, cool process, desalinate, or lighten our
societies. Behind the fantastic progress of solar energy stand hundreds
of thousands of passionate researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs,
companies, politicians, and citizens, who spend their own energy and
life to make it every day better and more widespread.
Every year the Becquerel Prize Committee has the chance to select one individual to receive the award.
behalf of the committee, I am glad to announce the 2021 Laureate,
Ulrike Jahn, and I take the chance here to congratulate her warmly. I
would also extend my congratulations to all the so numerous and engaged
contributors to the developments of photovoltaics. This community at
large is growing every year, its work makes more sense than ever, and
for me, it is a privilege to be a part of it.
See you at the EU PVSEC 2021!
Prof. Christophe Ballif
Chairman, Becquerel Prize committee
Streaming of the Opening Sessions
We are pleased to announce that the Opening Session of the EU PVSEC 2021 will once again be streamed live and for free on the EU PVSEC Youtube Channel. As a novelty this year, we will also broadcast it via the official EU PVSEC LinkedIn Channel.
By doing so, we hope to reach PV enthusiasts around the world and give
them the opportunity to get an insight into what the EU PVSEC has to
offer and why it is THE place to discuss the forthcoming solar energy
As a special thank you to our loyal PV community we will also broadcast the Opening Session of the new Industry Summit, “Local PV production with international R&D?” for free via these channels.
So get ready, follow us and leave a comment.
Free Parallel Event: Women Leading PV Research
We are pleased to announce that this year we are offering a free Parallel Event
to our community that covers a very important topic: Women Leading PV Research
We want to set the focus on inspiring and successful women who are
driving the solar energy transition with their contribution and at the
same time offer a platform where like-minded people can exchange ideas
Make sure to register for this free event and get inspired.
Solar Industry and Mobility Forum – Where research meets business!
4th edition of the Solar Industry & Mobility Forum will be the
meeting point for all industry stakeholders to exchange cutting-edge
information and raise their knowledge about the future of the
manufacturing industry in the solar PV sector.
The Solar Industry Forum is an event embedded within the EU PVSEC,
providing an alternative path for attendees with an industry background,
allowing them to attend EU PVSEC’s scientific sessions in parallel with
the Solar Industry and Mobility Forum sessions.
Have a look at the programme highlights:
7 Sept. 2021 - 1:30 PM- 6:30 PM CET
Policy session: Local manufacturing and security of supply
Solar Mobility Forum Part 1
Solar Mobility Forum Part 2
8 Sept. 2021 - 1:30 PM – 6:30 PM CET
Ingots and wafers - Finding the optimal between innovation and standardization:
Is there an ideal wafer size and thickness?
Cells - How far are new cell concepts from industrialization?
Modules - Innovation quality and reliability
Find more information about this and other Parallel Events
covering a wide range of topics in different fields of PV at https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/programme/parallel-events.html
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is proud to be a publishing journal of EU PVSEC 2021. It is led by Editors-in-Chief Pere Roca i Cabarrocas
, École Polytechnique and Daniel Lincot
CNRS, Institut Photovoltaïque d'Ile de France who are both experts in
the field. They are supported by Scientific Managing Editor Jean-Louis Lazzari
, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Nanoscience de Marseille. epj-pv.org
The Emerging PV Reports Initiative is a collaboration between Advanced Energy Materials
and the Helmholtz Institute Erlangen-Nuremberg for Renewable Energy,
Germany. This initiative is aiming at supporting and ideally
accelerating the development of emerging photovoltaic materials towards
market readiness and at improving reproducibility and data quality.
Don’t miss this parallel event at the EU PVSEC 2021.
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