18 November 2020: Conference Day 1

Welcome address – Marko Topic, ETIP PV Chairman – Download the pdf or View the recording 

Session I – Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Investors, architects, PV module manufacturers, and developers share their needs. How can these be met simultaneously at the right price?

Moderated by: Franz Karg, Avancis


  • Designing PV for buildings – Beat Kämpfen, Kämpfen für Architektur – View the recording
  • Point of view of a city planner – Stefan Sattler, Magistrat der Stadt Wien – Energieplanung – View the recording 
  • Perspective from a module producer – Lutz Tautenhahn, Avancis – View the recording
  • BIM – Philippe Alamy, Enerbim – View the recording
  • Roadmap for BIPV: trends and future research activities – Jose Mari Vega de Seoane, TECNALIA – View the recording
  • PV for the Heating and Cooling Sector – Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL – View the recording

Session II – Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics

Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics helps to reduce GHG emissions, e.g. by creating range extension, reducing the electric charges, and supporting car lighting, air conditioning, and other accessories. Most recent developments from the car industry will be presented and discussed.

Moderated by: Kaining Ding, Forschungszentrum Jülich


  • Latest Developments at a2-solar GmbH in Solar Applications for Vehicles – Reinhard Wecker, a2-solar – View the recording
  • VIPV – Examining use cases with the TNO Energy Flow Model – Anna Carr, TNO Energy Transition – View the recording
  • Challenges and Strategies for mass introduction of VIPV technologies – Mathieu Baudrit, Sono Motors – View the recording
  • Designing EV with solar PV – Norman Starke, Proof Technologies – View the recording 
  • Form, color, function: R&D aspects of VIPV module technology – Bianca Lim, ISFH – View the recording

Session III – PV In local energy systems 

Local vs. remote energy production: how it matters for the transition to the zero-carbon territory

Moderated by: Pierre Jean Alet, CSEM


  • Energy communities and solar cooperatives – Stanislas d’Herbemont, Rescoop – View the recording 
  • Distribution system operator on further electrification and how integrated PV can help – Joao Torres, EDP Distribuição – Energia, S.A. – View the recording

19 November 2020: Annual Conference Day 2


Session IV – Agrivoltaics

15:00 – 16:00 (CET)

Agrivoltaics aims at simultaneously using agricultural land for food production and PV power generation. Enabling a large increase of land-use efficiency, APV opens the door for substantially expanding PV capacity while preserving fertile arable land for agriculture.

Moderated by: Max Trommsdorff, Fraunhofer ISE


  • Cost competitiveness of Agri-PV – results of a case study with raspberry farming in the Netherlands – Stephan Schindele, BayWa r.e. – View the recording
  • APV-RESOLA: Does the first German Agrophotovoltaic Research Plant at Heggelbach allow for sufficient agricultural production? – Petra Högy, University of Hohenheim – View the recording
  • Innovative APV technology of herbs production – Barbara Baj Wójtowicz, Oxford University – View the recording
  • WEF-nexus, dryland APV – Greg Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona – View the recording
  • Evolution of Agrivoltaic Farms in Japan – Makoto Tajima, ISEP – View the recording

Session V – PV In Water & Infrastructure

16:15 – 17:00 (CET)

The human population is often concentrated near water, in areas where there is large competition for land usage (agriculture, buildings, infra, nature). This is the main reason why in recent years the interest in floating solar solutions for electricity generation has increased enormously.

Moderated by: Wiep Folkerts, TNO


  • Performance of floating solar in comparison to PV on land – Minne de Jong, TNO Energy Transition – View the recording
  • Challenges in the integration of floating solar plants in the water resources – Miguel Redón Santafé, Isigénere – View the recording 
  • Robustness of Floating-PV and market perspective – Toni Weigl, BayWa r.e – View the recording 
  • Wattway, from R&D to commercialization – Dick Heslinga, CEA-INES – View the recording

Closing Session: The Opportunity Represented By Integrated PV Applications On Local Value Creation

17:15 – 18:00 (CET)

Live panel discussion with high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the ETIP PV.

Moderated by Rutger Schlatmann, ETIP PV Conference Chair 2020

MEP Jutta Paulus, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament
Patrick Child, Deputy Director-General DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO SolarPower Europe
Marko Topic, ETIP PV Chairman