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.


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 2020
Time: 13:30 - 17:30
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.

This event intends to focus on these two aspects of PV development, with a focus on energy communities and novel distributed concepts, and merchant PV and corporate PPAs for centralized PV applications.

Contact for further information: Gaëtan Masson, Task 1 Operating Agent This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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

Day: Tuesday, 08 September 2020
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
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.

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.


Photovoltaics | Forms | Landscapes

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

Day: Tuesday, 08 September 2020
Time: 13:30 - 17:00
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

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.


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 2020
Time: 08:30 - 12:30
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.