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.

 

08:30 - 09:30 Scientific Opening / Plenary Session

AP.1 Devices in Evolution: Pushing the Efficiency Limits and Broadening the Technology Portfolio

Chairpersons:

  • Robert P. Kenny
    European Commission JRC, Ispra, Italy
  • Wim C. Sinke
    TNO Energy Transition, Petten, The Netherlands

AP.1.1 Local Contacts for Silicon Heterojunction Solar Cells
M. Boccard, V. Paratte, L. Antognini, J. Cattin, J. Dréon, D. Fébba, W. Lin,
J. Thomet, D. Türkay & C. Ballif
EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

AP.1.2 Beyond Single Junction Efficiencies
R. Peibst
ISFH, Emmerthal, Germany

AP.1.3 Electrification without Limitation
S. DeLuca
EMC, Rochester, US

 

09:45 – 10:15 Becquerel Prize CeremonyUlrikeJahn web

Congratulations to the Becquerel Prize Winner 2021: Ulrike Jahn!

Ulrike Jahn has worked her carrier long for the development of PV technology, with a focus on reliability and performance that new electricity generation technologies must demonstrate to be accepted in the market.

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  • Representative of the European Commission
    Christian Thiel
    European Commission Joint Research Centre, Head of Unit, Energy Efficiency and Renewables
  • Chair of Ceremony
    Christophe Ballif
    Chairman of the Becquerel Prize Committee,
    EPFL, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
  • Laudatio
    Thomas Nordmann
    TNC Consulting, Switzerland
  • Becquerel Prize Winner 2021
    Ulrike Jahn
    VDE Renewables, Germany

 

10:30 – 11:15 Opening Addresses

moderated by Prof. João M Serra, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, EU PVSEC Genral Chair

 

Kadri Simson

Kadri Simson

European Commissioner for Energy

Joao M Serra

João M Serra

EU PVSEC Conference General Chair
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisbon, Portugal

Joao Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba

João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba

Deputy Minister & Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal

Andreas Bett

Andreas Bett

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Board Member of ESMC European Solar Manufacturing Council

 

11:30 – 12:30 Moderated Panel Discussion

The making of a climate-neutral continent: How to recover and boost a sustainable European PV production?

moderated by Dr. Radovan Kopecek, Director ISC Konstanz / Board member EUREC

 

Henrike Hahn

Henrike Hahn

MEP, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament,
Committee Member Industry, Research and Energy,
Spokesperson for Industrial Policy of the German Green Party in the European Parliament

Diederik Samsom

Diederik Samsom

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

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida

Joaquim Nunes de Almeida

Director for mobility & energy intensive industries,
DG GROW, European Commission

João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba

João Saldanha de Azevedo Galamba

Deputy Minister & Secretary of State for Energy, Portugal

Walburga Hemetsberger

Walburga Hemetsberger

CEO SolarPower Europe

Andreas Bett

Andreas Bett

Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Freiburg, Germany
Board Member of ESMC European Solar Manufacturing Council

Radovan Kopecek

Radovan Kopecek

Director ISC Konstanz / Board member EUREC
Moderator