18 June 2010, Toledo, Spain

5TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE EUROPEAN PHOTOVOLTAIC TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM - THE SOLAR EUROPE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE: SETTING THE FUTURE OF PHOTOVOLTAICS IN EUROPE

In line with the Spanish EU Presidency, the EU Photovoltaic (PV) Technology Platform held its 5th General Assembly on 18 June 2010, in Toledo, Spain.

This year, the main focus of the General Assembly was the Solar Europe Industry Initiative, being the major PV Technology programme developed in the frame of the SET Plan of the European Union. The event was split into 3 main sessions:

  • The Solar Europe Industry Initiative: Maintaining the European Industry leadership
  • Analysis from a Member State perspective
  • The situation of PV technology in Spain

European and Spanish stakeholders, including 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 Spanish national and regional institutions attended this event.

agenda

Download the agenda of the 5th General Assembly of the Platform, 18 June 2010

welcome speech and opening session

Opening speech by Wim Sinke, Chairman of the EU PV Technology Platform

Presentation by Bruno Schmitz, Head of Unit of New and Renewable Energy Sources, DG Reasearch, European Commission: EU 2020 objectives - Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Solar European Industrial Initiative

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SESSION I - SOLAR EUROPE INDUSTRY INITIATIVE (SEII)

Presentation by Wim Sinke: Presentation of the SEII: Photovoltaics(PV)

Presentation by Mariangels Latorre, ESTELA Solar Secretary General: Presentation of the SEII: Concentrated Solar Power(CSP)

Presentation by Adel El Gammal, EPIA Secretary General: Global market outlook for the next 5 years – Role of the SEII for the positioning & development of the European PV sector

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session ii: SEII IN A MEMBER STATES PERSPECTIVE

Presentation by Bettina Bergauer-Culver, Chairperson of the Mirror Group of the EU PV Technology Platform: The role of the Member States to implement the SET-Plan Industry Initiative

Presentation by Francisco Larios, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation: SET-Plan & Industry Initiative: Feedback from Spain

Presentation by Anna de Lillo, Member of the Mirror Group of the EU PV Technology Platform: SET-Plan & Industry Initiative: Feedback from Italy

Presentation  by Steven Martin, UK representation in the SEII Team: SET-Plan & Industry Initiative: Feedback from UK

Presentation by Marko Topic, Member of the Mirror Group of the EU PV Technology Platform: SET-Plan & Industry Initiative: Feedback from Slovenia

Bettina Bergauer-Culver: SET-Plan & Industry Initiative: Feedback from Austria & Closing statement

Presentation y Stefan Nowak, Vice-Chairman of the EU PV Technology Platform: The role of the EU PV Technology Platform in the PV sector landscape: New Mission & Vision, Working Group Action Plans & the role of the PV Platform within the SEII

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CLOSING SESSION: PV TECHNOLOGY IN SPAIN

Presentation by Juan Fransisco Alonso Llorente, Red Electrica de España: Grid integration limitations & potential solutions for the development of Renewables in Spain

Presentation by Joaquin Hermoso Murillo, Major of Puertollano, Ciudad Real: Puertollano: a Renewables Reference City

Closing statement by Wim Sinke, Chairman of the EU PV Technology Platform: Outlook: Future actions of the EU PV Technology Platform

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