25 - 29 Sept. 2017, RAI Convention & Exhibition Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jointly presented with major international organisations, the EU PVSEC 2017 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. These additional half-day-sessions are open to all registered Conference participants of the EU PVSEC 2017.

New and Emerging PV Applications

prepared by the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 1 in cooperation with IRENA

Day: Monday, 25 September 2017
Time: 13:30 - 18:30
Site: Auditorium G106, First Floor
Access: Open to all registered participants

Costs of solar electricity have fallen so rapidly that new markets, applications and business models are being unlocked faster than is generally realised. The emergence of new applications which have not been on the market development radar before now is offering exciting opportunities to expand the deployment of solar PV.

This event will first discuss the rapid PV market and cost developments in the global and European PV sector, before moving on to highlight the possibilities new and disruptive applications that PV will offer in the years to come.

Comparing PV applications development with the internet development, there might be parallels in how fast new applications might develop, especially with the digitisation of the electricity sector about to start in earnest. Could we see similar developments to what happened after only 10 years of broad use of the internet? Ten years ago, today’s highflyers such as Google, Facebook, Twitter were just getting started and many others have acquired a dimension that no incumbent player was able to reach. And technological advances are providing rapid positive feedback loops: smartphones unlocked new business models like UBER, while in mobile money in Africa has made pay-as-you-go solar home systems affordable. In the same way, how will cheap PV unlock distributed energy applications and change the face of the energy system? Low cost batteries might be one of the catalysers for these new applications with direct use of solar electricity consumption increasing. And PV roads could pave the way for a diverse future. In a nutshell, PV-powered buildings, cars, farm applications, water-pumping applications, roads and much more could be the future of energy consumption creating a radically different electricity sector landscape, with significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

PV System Performance and PV Module Reliability

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

Day: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: Auditorium G106, First Floor
Access: Open to all registered participants

The parallel event “PV System Performance and PV Module Reliability”, organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present information on state-of-the-art PV system performance, technical and financial models and quality of components as well as the achievements of the common work of the task experts over the last three years from the second phase of its work programme 2014 - 2017.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES

Designing Energies in High Density Areas

jointly with EC-JRC, ENEA and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies

Day: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Time: 08:30 - 13:30
Site: Auditorium G105, First Floor
Access: Open to all registered participants

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES is an event which takes place as a special side event at the series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. It has been organised since 2011 in collaboration between ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) and the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (scientific concept), together with ETA Florence and supported by the EU PVSEC.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES addresses photovoltaic energy from the citizen’s viewpoint: ever more photovoltaic systems are becoming visible in the environment, installed on roofs or facades, and larger systems in the landscapes we live, work and recreate. Architects, landscape architects and other environmental designers, as well as researchers, are given the floor to share their ideas on how to advance the realization of photovoltaic energy systems while establishing aesthetic qualities in our daily living environment.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES @Amsterdam 2017 is co-organized by: ENEA, Wageningen University, Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, ECN, and ETA Florence, with the support of the European Commission, JRC.
The topic has been selected keeping into account the specific features of the hosting country, the Netherlands: Designing energies in high density areas.

Detailed programme will be available soon.

BIPV – Bridging the Gap between PV Industry Supply and Construction Industry Demand

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 15 and the Zuyd University of Applied Science

Day: Tuesday, 26 September 2017
Time: afternoon
Site: Auditorium G106, First Floor
Access: Open to all registered participants

BIPV is seen as one of the key development tracks of PV towards mass application. One of the main challenges for the BIPV community is bridging the gap between the highly innovative and fast changing PV supply side and the solid construction industry demand side. In this interactive seminar, a number of international players from both the BIPV community and the construction industry will present the gaps and provide bridges to facilitate the increase of BIPV deployment.

As an official event of the 33rd EU PVSEC, this parallel event is jointly organised with IEA PVPS Task 15, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences, and the EU PVSEC.

Detailed programme will be available soon.