37th EU PVSEC, 07 - 11 September 2020

New Trends in PV Applications: Self-Consumption Business Models in Energy Communities and the Use of Corporate PPAs for Utility-Scale PV

jointly with the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) – IEA PVPS Task 1

Day: Monday, 07 September 2020IEA PVPS Logos web
Time: 13:30 - 18:30 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 hours, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Munich time
Site: EU PVSEC online
Access: Open to all Conference participants (on days registered)

Distributed PV develops through novel self-consumption concepts such as collective and decentralized (virtual) self-consumption and peer-to-peer concepts. The emergence of energy communities offer possibilities to deal with such complex energy systems and favour PV developments.

Centralized PV applications are facing a new reality of becoming competitive with electricity market prices in many locations, and while merchant PV develops, corporate PPAs (which are already rather developed in the Wind industry) reach the PV field.

Green hydrogen is getting increased attention by the PV community as a near-future option to resolve intermittency of PV electricity in a utility scale as well as to deal with seasonal variations of renewable electricity.

This event intends to focus on these three aspects of PV development, with a focus on energy communities and novel distributed concepts, and merchant PV and corporate PPAs for centralized PV applications, as well as role of green hydrogen related with PV.

Programme Outline

Introduction: Gaëtan Masson, IEA PVPS Task 1 Operating Agent

13 :30
Session 1: Merchant PV and commercial PPAs: a new perspective on competitive PV development.

  • Trends in PV market development for utility-scale plants - Gaëtan Masson, IEA-PVPS
  • Merchant PV, a new dawn for PV development and challenges - Jose Donoso, UNEF, Spain
  • Commercial PPAs changing the PV landscape - Izumi Kaizuka, RTS-Corporation, Japan

Session 2: from green hydrogen to solar fuels, hydrogen as the missing link in PV mass development?

  • Potential to Substitute Existing Hydrogen Production in Europe with Green Hydrogen from Local Renewable Energy Sources - Arnulf Jaeger-Waldau, EU-JRC
  • Green Hydrogen Economy Roadmap: A Korean Perspective - Chinho Park, Yeungnam University, Korea
  • Hydrogen as a Key element of the German energy transition - Georg Altenhöfer-Pflaum, Forschungszentrum Jülich

Session 3: From self-consumption to energy communities, distributed PV is complexifying.

  • Update of self-consumption polices, Luisa Calleri / Francesca Tilli, EF - GSE, Italy
  • Energy communities and perspectives for accelerated PV development - Benjamin Wilkin, APERE, Belgium
  • Innovation in self-consumption - Lionel Perret - Planair, Switzerland


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.