37th EU PVSEC, 07 - 11 September 2020

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


Programme Outline

08:30 – 10:00
SESSION 1 – GLOBAL MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES: The state of the PV industry – an ongoing challenged Industry
Speakers: Dr Nabih Cherradi (chair), Dr Winfried Hoffman, Izumi Kaizuka, Gaetan Masson, Dr Jutta Trube
This session presents the latest developments and challenges of the PV industry in Europe and on the international stage focusing on the declining market prices and the pertinence of the learning curve.

10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 – 11:20
SESSION 2 – GLOBAL MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES: Industry 4.0 concepts – how to improve manufacturing? The role of equipment manufacturers in the entire manufacturing value chain.
Speakers: Eric Ast (chair), Dr Delfina Munoz, Claude Jacquot, Dr Andreas Bett, Dr Peter Wohlfart

This session discusses options for improving manufacturing through automatisation and digitalisation of processes: the role of equipment manufacturers and innovations to lower production costs in the coming years.

11:20 – 12:15
SESSION 3 – GLOBAL MANUFACTURING CHALLENGES: Bringing back the industry – the policy debate. From ecodesign to technology tenders, a few paths for PV industry development.
Speakers: Dr Eicke Weber (chair), Dr Carsten Rohr