ETIP PV CONFERENCE
4-5 MAY 2022

Registration Now Open!

 


SHAPING EUROPE’S ENERGY FUTURE WITH PHOTOVOLTAICS

Sustainable manufacturing and deployment 

ETIP PV Annual Conference

As stated in the EU Green Deal Communication, the just transition to climate neutrality and a sustainable future is the overarching objective of all EU policies and actions. Photovoltaics is a key technology in the energy transition. Prospective scenarios demonstrate a converging view on the necessary deep electrification of most economic sectors, only with solar energy can we deliver electricity in very large quantities, at affordable cost, in an environmentally & societally sustainable way.  

But what is the current status of PV? Which political initiatives are ongoing and are additional ones needed?  How can Europe’s position along the PV value chain be strengthened? What are future challenges as PV deployment is increasing towards Terawatt levels? And which are innovative technological solutions for a sustainable Terawatt-PV? These are some of the questions that experts will address and discuss in the virtual ETIP PV conference 2022. Take part in this milestone event and let’s take the next steps together for “Shaping Europe’s energy future with Photovoltaics”.

This two-day forum targets high-level PV industry stakeholders with a mix of presentations and roundtable discussions involving key European and global speakers.

4-5 May 2022 from 2 pm – 6:00 pm CET (Brussels / Amsterdam Time) 

Follow us on social media at #ETIPPV

 

Program Highlights

Day 1

Wednesday, 04 May 2022 – 2 pm – 6:00 pm CET

Session #1
STRENGTHS OF PV AND ONGOING INITIATIVES
PV in the center of the (Energy) Green Transition and the spotlight of European initiatives aiming to accelerate PV deployment, strengthen value chain and maximize its value and impact

Session #2
TECHNOLOGICAL SOVEREIGNTY FOR PV 
Complete supply chains are an essential prerequisite for establishing sustainably successful and independent PV manufacturing in Europe.
This applies to both the production of process equipment and essential material components. The session will first provide an
overview of the existing PV supply chain landscape in Europe, and then examine the situation from the perspective of
both a module manufacturer and the supplier industry.

Day 2

Thursday, 05 May 2022 – 2 pm – 6:00 pm CET

Session #3
FUTURE CHALLENGES FOR THE TW-ERA
The main hurdles that need to be overcome to realize PV deployment on a massive scale of several TW per year. The session starts off with presenting future scenarios for PV deployment to realize Europe’s climatic goals and their impact on the cost of the resulting PV electricity. We will then dive deeper into the following challenges for massive PV deployment: grid integration and grid stability, security of supply, public acceptance, space availability, and dual-use of space. Special focus will be put on the contribution of European research and development to overcome these challenges.

Session #4
TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE TW-PV
Following up on the challenges of the previous session, we will delve deeper into the technical challenges connected with a multi Terawatt PV market. PV technologies will be discussed especially in terms of harmonizing environmental, social, and bankable sustainability. We will look at material and energy flows connected to the PV production process as well as the importance of lifetime and circularity. From the R&D perspective, we will discuss the sustainability potential of future PV technologies and compare them to today´s state-of-the-art.

Testimonials:

As Conference Chairman of the ETIP PV Conference 2022, it is my great honor to invite you to take part in this milestone event of the European PV community. High-level experts from research, politics, and industry will spotlight recent developments as well as future directions and trends for PV in Europe. We will show the great ingredients that PV already has and will discuss additional spices needed to make PV prosper faster and even more sustainable. Let’s move together into the Terawatt PV era!

Simon Philipps, Head of R&D Strategy, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE & 2022 ETIP-PV Conference Chairman

“The present is now, we need to think sustainable for a photovoltaic deployment worldwide. This ETIP-PV conference gives us some clues to go from saying to doing”

Delfina Muñoz PhD, Project manager & Principal researcher, INES

The “Shaping Europe’s energy future with photovoltaics” virtual conference will be a milestone event at which the European PV sector (industry and R&D centers) will present the state-of-the-art of photovoltaics in Europe and will show how photovoltaics will play a crucial role in the next decades in realizing Europe’s ambitious climate plans. I strongly recommend this conference to all people that are interested in how PV technology in Europe will evolve in the coming years to become the backbone of Europe’s Green Deal.

Ivan Gordon, EERA PV / imec

 

“ETIP-PV Conference 2022 offers a unique opportunity for PV experts to point out all the strengths and benefits of how PV will shape Europe’s energy future and welcomes others to join us in discussions on how sustainable massive deployment of photovoltaics is to happen and bring forward the European Green Deal. To make it happen, we need to act fast and now!”

Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman

‘The annual ETIP PV Conferences offer a unique opportunity for an inspiring and informative deep dive into the hot topics of the solar PV sector. For this year’s edition, sustainability has been chosen as a connecting theme, both in relation to manufacturing and large-scale deployment. This way, the Conference relates to some of the big challenges Europe faces: fighting climate change by an accelerated energy transition with PV as the key element and seizing economic opportunities as well as reducing strategic energy dependence by strengthening the European PV value chain. Highly recommended!’

Wim Sinke, TNO

‘The ETIP PV conference “Shaping Europe’s energy future with photovoltaics” is designed to give you an in-depth look at the key dynamics and technologies driving the development of solar PV. From economic development to sovereignty, value-chain strengthening, integration, and sustainability milestones, the best speakers of the European solar PV sector are brought together to provide key updates that should not be missed.’

Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, IPVF

Conference Supporters:

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Sofía Arancón from  the ETIP PV Secretariat at sofia.arancon@wip-munich.de

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825669