Welcome speeches and opening session

second general assembly of the pv platform - 12 June 2007

The 2nd General Assembly of the European Photovoltaic Technology Platform took place in the Internation Conference Centre, in Berlin, on 12 June 2007.

Representative of the EU Institutions as well as of the German Federal Ministries addressed the opening speech. We expect a participation of 500 PV sector stakeholders to this meeting, amongst others leading personalities from the research institutions and CEOs from Europe’s leading PV companies, as well as members of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the German Federal Ministries.

After 2 years of operation, the EU PV Technology Platform will present its achievements of this period. This event will give you a complete overview of the current situation of the PV sector, including issues such as EU and national policies, market development, an update on research and technology (with the presentation of the Strategic Research Agenda) and addressing the subject of PV in developing countries.


Download the agenda of the second General Assembly of the Platform, 12 June 2007

Welcome speech by Emiliano Perezagua, Chairman of the EU PV Technology Platform

Speech by Karl Wollin, Head of Division, Basic Energy Research, German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, BMBF

Speech by Karl Kellner replacing Alfonso Gonzalez Finat, Director General for Energy and Transport at the European Commission

Presentation by Winfried Hoffman, EPIA, EU PV Technology Platform Member WG1 : Position Europe’s PV Solar Electricity Industry within the Global Context

Presentation by Wim Sinke, EU PV Technology Platform Leader of WG3 : The Strategic Research Agenda: dedicated to competitiveness of PV technology and the PV industry

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Appropriate policies and strategy

Presentation by Stefan Nowak, on behalf of WG 1

Presentation by Barbara Rudek, on behalf of WG 2

Presentation by Hubert Aulich, on behalf of WG 4

Lessons learned from Germany and other countries

Presentation by Anna de Lillo, on behalf of Mirror Group

Presentation by Joachim Nick-Leptin, Federal Ministry for the Environment

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pv: future deployment

Presentation by Asha-Maria Sharma, IMG Saxony-Anhalt : Regional Development, Saxony-Anhalt

Presentation by Shiva Dustdar, European Investment Bank : Finance of PV related initiatives

Presentation by Evelyne Schellekens, member of the Steering Committee : PV and other Technology Platforms - Construction Platform (InterETP’s)

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Press release

Download the press release of the second General Assembly of the Platform: "Solar Photovoltaic Electricity: competitiveness with conventional energy is about to be reached", 12 June 2007

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