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

As you are already making the trip to Marseille, we would like to ensure that you get the best experience out of EU PVSEC. For this reason we have organised exclusive guided technical tours to visit and discuss interesting and forward thinking PV installations on Friday afternoon. You have the choice between PV module recycling, by PV Cycle and Veolia and Floating PV and agrivoltaics, by Akuo and Sun’R. Both are within the surroundings of Marseille; bus shuttles will be provided for convenient travel to the sites. These tours are meant to combine the theoretical content of our conference programme with PV applications in the field to demonstrate scientific advancements and real-life challenges that remain to be solved.

While the core programme of EU PVSEC finishes on Friday, September 13 at 13:10 we invite you to join one of the informative technical tours to PV sites in the Marseille area. Members of the National Committee selected these locations based on the state-of-the-art technologies and creativity of PV applications to showcase the many achievements France has accomplished in the solar energy sector.

 

1. PV module recycling, by PV Cycle and Veolia

This is the first treatment unit dedicated to recycling end-of-life silicon photovoltaic panels, created through a partnership between Veolia and PV CYCLE France. The treatment unit separates the different fraction in order to develop a more circular economy : Glass is used again in the glass-making sector, the aluminum frame goes to metal refineries, polymers will be valorized fuel in solid fuel, and silicon in cement substitutes. Cables and connectors are crushed and reused in the form of copper. In 2019 more than 1,800 tons of PV modules collected in France will be processed - a quantity that will gradually increase to 4,000 tons.

Participants registered will have to be divided in 2 groups; a first group will visit the unit while the second group will have a presentation on the REP made by PV CYCLE France and vice versa. Refreshments will be offered and the visit will last in about one hour.

Agenda
13th September 2019
Meeting point – Marseille Chanot congress center

  • 14:00 – 14:50 – Transport from Marseille Chanot to PV Recycling plant Véolia
  • 14:50 – 15:50 – Guided tour of the site and plant, Q&A and refreshments
  • 16:00 – 16:50 – Transport to Marseille Chanot

General conditions of participation

  • The price for the tour is EUR 40,00
  • Maximum participants: 25 Minimum: 20**
  • Spaces are limited and will be allocated to EU PVSEC participants on a first come – first served basis. Due to compliance reasons, attendance is subject to approval from Véolia.

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The organiser reserves the right to cancel the tour in case of an insufficient number of participants, organisational reasons, force majeure or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the tour impossible. The organiser shall immediately inform participants of such changes. Should the tour be cancelled by the organiser for the above cited reasons, the organiser will refund the technical tour registration fee in full. Claims for further liabilities or damages are excluded.

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2. Floating PV and agrivoltaics, by Akuo and Sun’R

Akuo, the leading French independent power producer in renewable energy, operates O’MEGA1 on a water surface of 50Ha at a former quarry in Piolenc (Vaucluse, southeast France). O’MEGA1 is the first floating solar plant in France and the most powerful in Europe. It produces 100% green energy covering the power consumption of 4,733 homes for a period of at least 20 years. With an output of 17MWc, the plant is deployed on 17 hectares. This revolutionary solar plant with its 47,000 modules is equipped with the latest generation Hydrelio® by Ciel & Terre floating structure and has been commissioned in august 2019.

The tour will enable conference participants to experience a walking visit of the largest floating PV plant in Europe, and learn about the potential of floating PV. A presentation of the project will be made by the project manager and technical engineer in order to explain all specificities linked to this technology, technical as well from a project development point of view.

Agenda
13th September 2019
Meeting point – Marseille Chanot congress center

  • 14:00 – 15:30 – Transport from Marseille Chanot to Akuo plant
  • 15:30 – 16:15 – Technical presentation by Akuo of the project O’MEGA1 and floating solar technology
  • 16:15 – 17:00 – Guided tour of the site and plant by Akuo’s team
  • 17:00 – 17:30 – Q&A and refreshmens
  • 17h30 – 19:00 – Transport to Marseille Chanot

General conditions of participation

  • The price for the tour is EUR 60,00
  • Maximum participants: 45 Minimum: 25**
  • Spaces are limited and will be allocated to EU PVSEC participants on a first come – first served basis. Due to compliance reasons, attendance is subject to approval from Akuo.

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The organiser reserves the right to cancel the tour in case of an insufficient number of participants, organisational reasons, force majeure or other unforeseeable events that render the execution of the tour impossible. The organiser shall immediately inform participants of such changes. Should the tour be cancelled by the organiser for the above cited reasons, the organiser will refund the technical tour registration fee in full. Claims for further liabilities or damages are excluded.

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