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

Research meets Business – Solar Industry ForumSIF Website Logo Vertical

jointly with ETIP-PV, Becquerel Institute and SOLARUNITED

Day: Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Site: Audit. Hall 400, Level 4
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Dedicated to PV Manufacturing, Business Choices and Economics3 6 EUPVTP

  • 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 & ModulesLOGO Bequerel Institute

 

Programme2 2 SOLARUNITED

13:30 – 15:00
SESSION 1 – The State of the PV Industry
Chaired by Winfried Hoffman (ASE)
The PV industry reached the 100 GW, but what is coming next? Technology differentiation, market segmentation, the presence of Asia and the specialization of Europe are key factors in the current debate on the future of the industry. But what can be expected if global markets are stagnating? This session explores the state of the industry with key experts from different regions of the world. It will also highlight two key initiatives contributing to a greener future on ecolabelling and circular economy which could change the way how the industry perceives itself.

13:30 – 14:30
Part 1 – The State of the PV Industry
Speakers: Izumi Kaizuka (RTS Corportation), Jutta Trube (ITRPV)

14:30 – 15:00
Part 2 – Ecolabel and Circular Economy Initiatives
Speakers: Imco Goudswaard (DSM)

15:15 – 18:10
SESSION 2 – Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and Technologies

15:15 – 16:45
Part 1 – Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and Technologies – To Wafers | Panel Discussion
Chaired by Pierre Verlinden (AMROCK)
Keynote: Andreas Bett (Fraunhofer-ISE)
Panellists: Jef Poortmans (imec), Wolfgang Storm (Wacker)
What is the current state of the wafer industry? How could wafers contribute to cost reduction in the coming years? Which technologies could become real game changers? European is not absent from the debate but what about manufacturing massively new technologies for crystalline silicon wafers?

17:00 – 18:15
Part 2 – Opportunities for cost reduction – Innovations and Technologies – Cells & Modules | Panel Discussion
Chaired by Wim Sinke (ECN part of TNO)
Keynote: Ralf Preu (Fraunhofer-ISE)
Panellists: Andrea Viaro (Jinko Solar), Dr Chris Case (Oxford PV), John van Laarhoven (Energyra), Philip Pieters (imec)
Cells and modules remain the working horse of the PV industry. What could be expected in the coming months and years with regards to innovations, manufacturing cost, new and emerging technologies and their competitiveness? Will thin-film experience a sound market revival, and what are the next steps?

19:00 – 23:00 – Solar Mobility & Industry Forum Networking Reception
The Solar Mobility & Industry Forum Networking Reception welcomes speakers, sponsors, key partners, and invitees in a relaxing atmosphere