37th EU PVSEC, 07 - 11 September 2020

The EU PVSEC 2020 Parallel Events offer a deep insight into specific topics along the most recent PV technology, PV application and market trends and address to global decision makers from industry, research, finance and politics. The Parallel Events are open to all registered conference participants.

Parallel events, same as plenary and oral sessions, will be streamed via live feed through the platform and will have the same features. Presenters are visible to the audience and can share their screen to perform their presentation. The audience can ask live questions, debate and discuss with no limit of participants. The Parallel Events will take place in Central European Time / CET=(UTC+1)


Monday, 07 September 2020


New Trends in PV Applications: Self-Consumption Business Models in Energy Communities and the Use of Corporate PPAs for Utility-Scale PV

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 1

Day: Monday, 07 September 2020IEA PVPS Logos web
Time: 13:30 - 18:30 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Distributed PV develops through novel self-consumption concepts such as collective and decentralized (virtual) self-consumption and peer-to-peer concepts. The emergence of energy communities offer possibilities to deal with such complex energy systems and favour PV developments.

Centralized PV applications are facing a new reality of becoming competitive with electricity market prices in many locations, and while merchant PV develops, corporate PPAs (which are already rather developed in the Wind industry) reach the PV field.

Green hydrogen is getting increased attention by the PV community as a near-future option to resolve intermittency of PV electricity in a utility scale as well as to deal with seasonal variations of renewable electricity.

This event intends to focus on these three aspects of PV development, with a focus on energy communities and novel distributed concepts, and merchant PV and corporate PPAs for centralized PV applications, as well as role of green hydrogen related with PV.

Tuesday, 08 September 2020


Building Integrated Photovoltaics – From Best Practice Examples to Large-Scale Market Penetration

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 15 and ETIP PV

Day: Tuesday, 08 September 20203 6 EUPVTP IEA PVPS Logos web
Time: 08:30 - 12:30 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

The presence of proven technology, numerous successful examples, new innovative BIPV products with a larger degree of design freedom for architects and an increasing need for energy conversion at the building level, is still not sufficient to foster a large and self-sustaining BIPV market. There are still hurdles for large-scale market penetration of BIPV, both at national and international level. These hurdles consist especially of economic, technological, legal, aesthetic, reliability and normative issues. There is still a strong need for knowledge transfer between BIPV stakeholders, a missing link in business approach, an unequal playing field regarding regulatory issues and environmental assessment and a transfer gap between products and application. Task 15 will address these issues by exchanging research, knowledge and experience, and offering the possibility to close gaps between all BIPV stakeholders, creating an enabling framework to accelerate the implementation of BIPV.
Task 15 aims at helping stakeholders from the building sector, energy sector, the public, government and financial sector to overcome technical and non-technical barriers in the implementation of BIPV in the built environment by the development of processes, methods and tools that assist them.

Preliminary program info –
As a parallel event of the 37th EU PVSEC, the Workshop “Building Integrated Photovoltaics – from best practice examples to large-scale market penetration” organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 15 (phase 2), will organize a series of expert presentations and discussions addressing topics related to the further market deployment and the above mentioned issues and barriers related to the large-scale application of BIPV.
It is planned to organize moderated sessions containing a series of expert presentations, discussions and networking opportunities (detailed agenda follows).

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes

jointly with jointly with ENEA, ETA-Florence, Becquerel Institute and LNEG

Day: Tuesday, 08 September 2020  LNEG logo squareETA logo web squareENEA logo web
Time: 15:00 - 18:00 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)
Limited Free Registrations are available through http://www.pv-landscapes.comWIP Renewable Energies Logo RGB 72dpiFaculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa LOGO 1Becquerel Institute web

The event highlights how architects, designers, developers, and researchers take up the challenge of letting photovoltaic systems interact with landscapes and buildings.
The event encompasses the design aspects of PV systems deployed in landscapes, or in the built environment, or in agricultural areas. It aims to demonstrate the importance of designing PV Systems in a way that they enrich the visible surroundings of citizens.

For the 2020 edition, the Event will feature the motto THE PATTERN THAT CONNECTS. the recent events related to the pandemic highlight the need for a strong afterthought regarding the way we inhabit the Planet. PVFL 2020 would like to give a contribution with a vision for the city as the laboratory for integrating PV concepts and technologies for lightening our steps on the Planet, considering the human connections as a main sense of our life.

http://www.pv-landscapes.com

Wednesday, 09 September 2020


Solar Energy, a Cornerstone of the Green Recovery

jointly with SolarPower Europe

Day: Wednesday, 09 September 2020IEA PVPS Logos web
Time: 14:00 - 15:30 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on all European industries, solar included, impacting supply, demand, and logistics.

To address this unprecedented crisis, and turn it into a European opportunity, the European Commission’s proposed a historic Recovery Plan, ‘Next Generation EU’, unlocking €750 billion to increase the resilience of European societies, notably by supporting the achievement of European Green Deal objectives.

As the fastest growing source of energy in the EU, solar will be a key player in ensuring Recovery Plans fully enable the achievement of climate neutrality, while contributing to create new jobs, stimulate sustainable growth, and increase both the EU’s industrial competitiveness and energy autonomy. The European recovery plan is therefore a unique opportunity to leverage the €60 billion of annual investments needed to fully tap into the EU’s solar potential.

This session will explore the key actions that Member States can take to fully harness the potential of a solar powered recovery.

Input presentation: “Recover Better: what elements for Recovery and Resilience Programmes to support the achievement of the Green Deal?” – Ingmar Jürgens, Founder, Climate & Company

Moderation: Aurelie Beauvais, Policy Director, SolarPower Europe

  • Ariane Richter, Energy and Nuclear Policy, German Permanent Representation to the EU
  • Davide Sabbadin, Policy Officer for Climate and Circular Economy, European Environmental Bureau (EEB)
  • Alexandra Sombsthay, VP Europe, Akuo Energy
  • Malte Hessenius, Analyst, Climate & Company

 


 

Thursday, 10 September 2020


Performance of New Photovoltaic System Concepts and Designs

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 13

Day: Thursday, 10 September 2020IEA PVPS Logos web
Time: 08:30 - 12:30 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

As a parallel event of the 37th EU PVSEC, the Workshop “Performance of New Photovoltaic System Concepts and Designs” organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present recommendations how to characterize the performance of innovative PV systems where the current methods cannot be applied, including economic aspects.
Also, performance experiences with innovative PV systems in case studies will be presented and discussed with the experts.