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

2019 Outline Parallel Events In addition to the main conference programme several parallel events will take place to facilitate an open dialogue and highlight current industry and science issues. These sessions address global decision-makers, researchers and industry leaders and are free of charge for all registered conference delegates. They are an excellent supplement of in-depth workshops, seminars, masterclasses and festivities on all facets of photovoltaics giving you the chance to customise your own experience of EU PVSEC 2019.

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Monday, 09 September 2019

French National Day - Highlighting French PV Innovation

Overview of the French PV Innovation: Roadmap, Market and Policies, and Technical Achievements

Day: Monday, 09 September 2019
Time: 14:30 - 17:00
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 2 Callelongue Gradin, first floor
Access: Registration free of charge but mandatory via https://registration.n200.com/survey/3pdbs8hks87to

This workshop will present the main research, development and innovation activities in France.
It will start with a brief overview of the current market situation, the main policy issues and the ambitious goal around 40 GW stated for 2028. Then, it will address all the aspects of the innovation process, from basic and applied research carried out within the main research institutes (IPVF and INES), to the last innovative results obtained by the main stakeholders, upstream of the value chain with the equipment and module manufacturers, and downstream with developers, SMEs and start-ups.

Trends in PV Development – Self-consumption and innovative Distributed Applications

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

Day: Monday, 09 September 2019
Time: 13:30 - 17:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floorIrena
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

While distributed PV represented one third of global PV installations in 2018, it is poised to develop fast in the coming years under new policies and adequate regulatory frameworks. Self-consumption policies are evolving towards more complex and decentralized regulations allowing collective and virtual self-consumption, while innovative business models allow to rethink electricity production and consumption.

This event will first discuss the development of the PV market, and the impact of policies on the speed at which PV could develop. Will policies continue to shape the market and especially long-term targets? How are self-consumption policies developing and what does that mean for the energy transition? Are electricity markets adapted?

As an official event of the EU PVSEC 2019, this PVPS Programme Workshop is jointly organised by IEA - International Energy Agency and the EU PVSEC. Partners: SET-Plan Action 4, Self-Consumption Initiative, PVProsumer4Grid Horizon2020 Project.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Eco-Design, Eco Labeling, Green Public Procurement – Sustainability Leadership for the Terawatt Age

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 12

Day: Tuesday, 10 September 2019IEA PVPS logo
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

  • The preparatory study of the European Commission on Eco-Design, Eco-Labeling, Green Public Procurement and Energy Labeling for PV modules, inverters and PV systems will be concluded in June/July 2019 with policy recommendations for sustainable product policies for these components.
  • At the same time, the International Sustainability Leadership Standard for PV Modules and Inverters (NSF457) will be finalized and form the basis for an EPEAT listing of these components and an international eco-label as well as Green Public Procurement rules for PV modules and inverters, potentially applicable in 33+ countries globally.
  • The parallel event should provide an overview on these policy developments and give perspectives from the industry, procurement and customer side on proposed policy measures as well as lining out the potential effects these would have on product developments and industrial policy in the European Union.
  • What will be the effect of potential policy measures in the EU and how can those be streamlined with the international sustainability leadership standard and discussions around the taxonomy for sustainable finance?

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute along with the support of SOLARUNITED

Day: Tuesday, 10 September 2019solar industry forum logo
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 6 Sormiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)
Dedicated to Global Manufacturing Challenges

Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes - Energy as a Landscape Infrastructure

jointly with ENEA, Becquerel Institute, ETA-Florence and WIP Renewable Energies

Day: Tuesday, 10 September 2019PFL logosTime: 13:30 – 17:00
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

This is a special event, at its 8th edition, in conjunction with the 36th EU PVSEC, organised by ENEA, Becquerel Institute, ETA-Florence and WIP Renewable Energies. The event highlights how architects, designers, developers, and researchers take up the challenge of letting photovoltaic systems interact with landscapes and buildings. “Energy as a landscape infrastructure” is the challenge for this year’s edition, in Marseille. Architects, developers and researchers wishing to present already completed or ongoing projects, as well as innovative research results and ideas should apply by filling the submission form. A committee of distinguished experts will select the works to be delivered as oral/visual presentations.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you have any queries.

With kind regards and looking forward to an exciting event.

DEADLINE: 12th of August 2019

Call for Proposals: http://www.pv-landscapes.com/cms2/

New Solutions of Energy

CEA-Liten

Day: Tuesday, 10 September 2019logo liten
Time: 17:45 – 20:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Registration free of charge but mandatory via https://ypl.me/bYt

This event will be an opportunity to unveil the Liten's strategy, its latest research, and to celebrate the Institute's 15th anniversary. Presentations will be followed by a networking cocktail reception.

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute along with the support of SOLARUNITED

Day: Tuesday, 10 September 2019solar industry forum logo
Time: 13:30 - 18:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 6 Sormiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Dedicated to Increasing the Competitiveness

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Innovations in Photovoltaic Materials

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

Day: Wednesday, 11 September 2019IEA PVPS logo
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

As a parallel event of the EU PVSEC 2019, the Workshop “Innovations in Photovoltaic Materials” organized by the International Energy Agency (IEA) Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) Task 13, will present ideas, concepts, and results from a global set of researchers aiming to both reduce cost and improve the performance and reliability of PV modules and systems by using new materials.

Research meets Business – Solar Mobility Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute along with the support of SOLARUNITED

Day: Wednesday, 11 September 2019solar industry forum logo
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 6 Sormiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Dedicated to
- E-Mobility through Solar Energy
- PV for transports
- Solar fuels for transports

Probabilistic PV Production Forecasts: Technics and Use-Cases

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 16

Day: Wednesday, 11 September 2019IEA PVPS logo
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all registered participants of the EU PVSEC 2019

The workshop will give an introduction into probabilistic forecasts for solar energy, shows some examples of existing forecasts and how to implement them.

The EU Support Instruments – Unlocking Developing Markets

jointly with SolarPower Europe and GET.investSolarPowerEurope web

Day: Wednesday, 11 September 2019      
Time: 16:00 - 18:30 
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France   eu giz get invest rgb
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all registered participants of the EU PVSEC 2019

GET.invest, in partnership with SolarPower Europe, is organising a workshop at the EU PVSEC 2019 conference in Marseille. The event will inform participants about the financing and technical assistance instruments available through the EU External Investment Plan (EIP) to investors and entrepreneurs active in the clean energy markets of Africa and the EU Neighbourhood region. It will feature presentations, panel discussions and a Q&A session about the various pillars of the EIP, including the European Fund for Sustainable Development, various existing investment facilities and guarantee schemes, such as ElectriFI and Africa GreenCo, as well as technical assistance instruments such as GET.invest.

The EU’s ambitious EIP encourages investment in partner countries in Africa and the EU Neighbourhood region. Its objective is to leverage €44billion worth of investments with an input of €4.5billion in the form of grants and guarantees.

After the event, the speakers and participants are invited to get to know each other at a networking reception.

 

Thursday, 12 September 2019

BIPV – Moving into the Next Phase

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 15, ETIP PV, WIP Renewable Energies, Zuyd University and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin

Day: Thursday, 12 September 2019BIPVMovingintotheNextPhase logos
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 6 Sormiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

In 2015, the IEA PVPS Task 15 collaboration started, focusing on the creation of an enabling framework for the acceleration of BIPV. Together with a number of other international research activities this has contributed to the international uptake of BIPV. In 2019, the first phase of IEA PVPS Task 15 will come to an end and a second phase is in development.

In 2014, ETIP PV started with a working group on BIPV, which was extended in 2018 to include all forms of integrated PV. With its activities, the Working Group IPV pushes the agreed target of the EU´s SET-Plan - Declaration on Strategic Targets in the context of an Initiative for Global Leadership in Photovoltaics (PV). This includes enabling mass realisation of "(near) Zero Energy Buildings" by Building-Integrated PV (BIPV) through the establishment of structural collaborative innovation efforts between the PV sector and key sectors from the building industry.

This session showcases some results of the international collaboration in the field of BIPV that was initiated by ETIP PV and IEA PVPS Task15. It will also discuss how national and international collaborations can help BIPV to move into its next phase of development.

As an official event of the 36th EU PVSEC, this parallel event is jointly organised by IEA PVPS Task 15 and ETIP PV.

 

Standardization of the Protocols for Emerging PV Technologies

Worldwide actions from material research community, companies and reference testing labs to the new measurement guidelines deployment
jointly with the EC Joint Research Centre

Day: Thursday, 12 September 2019Logo EC JRC web
Time: 10:10 - 12:10
Site: EU PVSEC at Marseille Chanot Convention and Exhibition Centre, Marseille, France
Room: Auditorium 5 Morgiou, first floor
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Parallel event during the 36th EU PVSEC possibly on Thursday 12th initiated by EC Joint Research Centre. The purpose of this event will be to introduce the most relevant works done in the development of measurement guidelines for a reliable characterization of emerging PV technologies, with a strong focus on how material research labs, testing labs and industrial project partners can benefit from a common approach. The workshop will highlight how existing IEC standards can be applied to innovative PV devices and what are the most critical issues not covered by the current version.