35th EU PVSEC, 24 - 28 September 2018
SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium

The 35th EU PVSEC 2018 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-events complement the Conference Programme.

The following provides an overview of Parallel Events under preparation:

180803 Outline Parallel Events web


Monday, 24 September 2018

 

SolarPower Europe High Level Industrial Forum - Industrial Strategy for the New Energy System: Solar and Storage

Day: Monday, 24 September 2018SolarPowerEurope web
Time: 15:00 – 16:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

35th EU PVSEC 2018 will be held in the European Union’s centre – Brussels, where the EU institutions in June agreed on a 32% renewables target for 2030, much higher than the originally proposed 27%. Solar and storage will have to play key roles in achieving this target. The High Level Industrial Forum – Industrial Strategy for the New Energy System: Solar and Storage organized by SolarPower Europe, the association representing the solar power sector in Europe, will present the work of the European Commission and SolarPower Europe on creating a new industrial strategy for solar and storage in the EU.

 

Trends in PV Development – from Turmoil to Mainstream

jointly with International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 1 in cooperation with IRENA3 5 IEA PVPS

Day: Monday, 24 September 2018
Time: 13:30 – 17:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
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. At the same time, the market was driven by the boom of PV installations in China, a boom that was halted by the Chinese decision to control its market. With the largest market going down, what will happen to the PV industry and which markets will compensate this in the coming years? Will this turmoil change the path of PV development in the coming years? While the PV market was expected to continue booming, we may see some “lost” years before it grows again.

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? From China to the USA and from Spain to Japan, this workshop will challenge the future evolution of PV.


 

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

 

IEA PVPS Task 17 on PV for transport supports the Solar Mobility Forum

Day: Tuesday, 25 September 20183 5 IEA PVPS
Time: 08:30 – 12:10
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

The Solar Mobility Forum will discuss the challenge of integrating PV and electricity mobility to support the global energy revolution. It will highlight the role of PV for clean transport in the coming years. The newly created IEA PVPS Task 17 on PV for transport has just initiated its activities. Several experts will be invited to contribute to the Solar Mobility Forum and will highlight the role of PV in transport in the coming years.

  • E-mobility through Solar Energy – A step towards the Energy Revolution
  • Manufacturing PV for Transport
  • Concrete cases

 

IEA-PVPS Task 15 Event – Accelerating BIPV Development

Day: Tuesday, 25 September 20183 5 IEA PVPS
Time: 13:30 - 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Task 15 has started to publish its first reports on BIPV business models and more is expected soon. What could drive the BIPV market in the coming years? What is missing and what could be achieved?

 

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute and SOLARUNITED

Day: Tuesday, 25 September 2018SIF logo L rgb
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to PV Manufacturing, Business Choices and Economics

  • The State of the PV Industry
  • Ecolabel and Circular Economy Initiatives
  • Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and technologies – To wafers
  • Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and technologies – Cells & Modules

 

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

 

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute and SOLARUNITED

Day: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 08:30 – 12:10
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to Manufacturing BIPV and Innovative Applications in the Built Environment

  • Innovative Materials for BIPV development
  • Challenges to mass production
  • Challenges to mass production – Panel Discussion
  • Innovations in manufacturing BIPV products
 

Research meets Business – Solar Industry Forum

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute and SOLARUNITED

Day: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

Dedicated to Innovations in PV Manufacturing, from Polysilicon to Innovative Moduling

  • Mass Manufacturing of Future PV Products with High Quality
  • Local and Global Manufacturing Trends
  • Manufacturing in Europe: A New Hope
 

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES

Designing energies in high density population areas

jointly with ENEA, Becquerel Institute, ULB-Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, ETA-FlorenceLOGO ULB EcolePolytechniquespacerETA logo web square 150spacerENEA logo web

Day: Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants

This event is co-organized this year with Becquerel Institute and focuses on the role of PV in architecture, the specifics of BIPV in urban development and landscapes.

  • This event fits perfectly with the IEA-PVPS Task 15 and the Forum session dedicated to the manufacturing of BIPV.

PHOTOVOLTAICS | FORMS | LANDSCAPES is an annual event which takes place as a special side event at the series of European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition since 2011. In this session, architects, landscape architects and other environmental designers/researcher are given the floor to share their ideas on how to advance the realization of energy systems while establishing aesthetic qualities in our daily living environment. The event is co-organized by: ENEA (scientific organization) and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies (organization and promotion), with the support of Becquerel Institute and ULB-Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles.


 

Thursday, 27 September 2018 

 

Horizon 2020 projects: Backing the European PV industry

EU-funded actions from material research to market deploymentHorizon2020
Day: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 13:30 - 18:30
Site: SQUARE - Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium
Access: Open to all registered participants
Parallel event during the 35th EU PVSEC on 27 September 2018 initiated by EC DG Research and Innovation and INEA. The purpose of this event will be to introduce the current Horizon 2020 projects working on photovoltaics, EU-funded actions from material research to market development, with a strong focus on how industrial project partners benefit from Horizon 2020 in the development of their activities.