36th EU PVSEC, 09 - 13 September 2019
Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France

PV and beyond

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I am pleased to invite all people working in related fields to submit abstracts to The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference, to be held in Marseille, 9-13 September 2019. EUPVSEC continues to be the leading platform for the global PV community to meet and share ideas. Our wish is to further expand its relevance in not only sharing and developing technical knowledge, but also to explore together how large quantities of renewable, especially PV power, is to be integrated into the present and future energy network.

A number of further enhancements to the Topics and descriptions have been made for the 2019 edition, so I invite all authors to carefully read the topic descriptions and select the one which most closely matches where the key novelty of their work lies. The purpose of the topic structure is to ensure authors, reviewers and delegates most easily find their areas of interest within the broad range on offer.

It goes without saying that the EUPVSEC will continue to showcase the most recent developments in concepts, materials and applications. From the perspective of materials and device, we have added topics to encourage further input in the fields of perovskite materials and tandem device concepts. At the system scale, we have included a supplementary topic on storage. We also encourage submissions related to grid integration issues, including from utilities and operators of other intermittent power sources, aiming to promote knowledge transfer.

The opportunity to share your work with and learn from a large gathering of your fellow experts over a broad range of topics is unique to the EU PVSEC. Your contribution is essential to ensure the highest quality programme and I warmly invite you to submit your abstract to the review process and to plan to come and join us in Marseille next September.

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