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18 & 19 May 2017, Brussels, Belgium

Annual Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics - 'PV Manufacturing in Europe'

#PVManufacturingEU

The annual conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform (ETIP) for Photovoltaics will take place this year on 18 & 19 May, 2017, at BIP, Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

The ETIP PV Conference 2017 will be the right place to confront different visions for the future of PV manufacturing in Europe. With a global PV market that grew tremendously in the past years and reached about 75 GW in 2016, the place of Europe must be strengthened and redeveloped. This event will allow identifying the technological opportunities and the European opportunities for local and global manufacturing.

The conference will offer the opportunity to join the industry leaders as well as top-ranking scientists, engineers and policy makers to discuss the status and future of “PV Manufacturing in Europe”.

 

CONFERENCE AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Day 1 (18 May 2017): ETIP PV Steering Committee Meeting and Policy Debate

  • Note:  18 May is by invitation only

Day 2 (19 May 2017): Estimated time: 9:00 am to 17:00 pm.

 

Session 1. Market & Industry Status in Europe and Globally

This session will present the status of PV markets, PV industry, technology and competitiveness. The role of PV in the energy transformation in Europe will be highlighted.

 

Session 2. PV R&D and technology Status

The quest to competitiveness will pass through technology improvements and innovations. This session will browse some of the most promising cost-killing technologies and their practicability.

 

Session 3. Technology game changers for manufacturing in Europe?

This session will discuss the potential for manufacturing in Europe with European actors at different levels of the value chain.

 

Session 4. Panel discussion - Global Actors with European know-how: what makes Europe attractive for global companies?

This session will discuss the future of the PV R&D and industry in Europe with global actors with European ties.

 

Save the date for this key event of the sector! More information will follow soon.
For more information on this event please contact our secretariat: info@etip-pv.eu