37th EU PVSEC, 07 - 11 September 2020
CCL Lisbon Congress Centre, Lisbon, Portugal

Monday, 24 September 2018

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 IRENA

Time: 13:30 – 17:30
Site: Audit. The Arc, Level 3
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

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.


Draft Programme

13:30 - 13:35
Welcome Speech & the Role of the IEA PVPS Program - Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman

13:35 - 15:00
Session 1 – Current Trends in PV Markets - Moderator: Gaëtan Masson, IEA PVPS Task 1 Operating Agent

The evolution of PV markets is driven by cost declines and policy pushes. But behind the apparent growth, how do policies transform the PV landscape. A review of some key aspects of PV development.

  • Uber-like models for the electrical industry - ULG - Damien Ernst
  • The State of the PV Market – RTS Corporation - Izumi Kaizuka
  • Innovations at LCOE level for Middle-east and African countries – Desert Technologies -  Nabih Cherradi
  • US policies for PV development – DoE – Christopher Anderson

15:00 - 15:30

15:30 - 17:00
Session 2 – Future Trends in PV Markets - Moderator: Gaëtan Masson, IEA PVPS Task 1

What could drive PV development in the coming years? From innovative applications in buildings to the integration in the transport sector, this session will explore innovation and forward-looking ideas.

  • ENGIE as a system integrator to lead energy integration - ENGIE - Quentin Ramon

  • A vision for PV in buildings: H&C management in smart buildings – NovaEnergie - Pius Hüsser

  • Collective self-consumption and District Power Models in Europe – Eclareon - Moira Jimeno

  • Battery Storage Costs and Impact on PV Competitiveness – Fortum - Eero Vartianen

17:00 - 17:30
Closing Speech - Stefan Nowak, IEA-PVPS Chairman, Net Energy

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.