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

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.


Programme Outline

DGEC: Laurent Michel, Director General DGEC

Session 1: Setting the scene of PV innovation
Overview of the current situation, incentives and future prospects

ADEME: Céline Mehl, National context, incentives, priorities and support measures, ADEME

Session 2: Innovation: from research to industry
Basic research
Applied research
Demonstration and market penetration

CNRS: Abdelilah Slaoui, Research Director at CNRS
INES: Anis Jouini, Head of Department of Solar Energy at CEA-LITEN
Clusters of competitiveness: Paul Lucchese, Capenergies

Session 3: Examples of industrial innovations

Upstream of the value chain:

ECM Greentech: Yvan Trouillot, General Manager ECM Greentech
Semco: Expert Being confirmed
IBS: Jeremy Flamanc - Europe Sales Manager
Photowatt: Karl Chat, Business Development Director

Downstream the value chain:

2CA: Stéphane OGIER, R&D engineer, Ph.D.
Akuo: Expert Being confirmed
Sun’R: Jean-Edouard de Salins, Managing Director at Sun'Agri
Sunchain: Julien Cappiello, Head of IT at Sunchain
Wattway – COLAS: Johnny Clatot, Doctor-engineer in Materials Chemistry at COLAS

EU PVSEC Conference Chair: Florence Lambert, CEO LITEN CEA TECH