SOLARUNITED is an association devoted to focusing on quality, reliability, innovation, and PV technology.

Formally IPVEA – known as the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA).  Today, we are known as SOLARUNITED and we serve the interests of PV equipment manufacturers, module producers, project developers, financiers, consultants, service providers – the complete value chain, and more! SOLARUNITED has evolved to meet your changing needs, and we’ll build the perfect organization for your needs.


Industry News & Reports

VIPV Alliance 

A new workgroup to promote Vehicle-integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) as a core source for electricity in transport.

Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) becomes a reality with the need for EV’s to be powered by renewable electricity. But this is only the tip of the iceberg since PV-powered cars are being developed, and solar-produced green hydrogen is increasingly announced as a promising energy vector for the decarbonization of transport.

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As a SOLARUNITED member, you enjoy the considerable benefits of access to key decision-makers, exposure to timely and critical issues, and expert analysis to help your business or organization succeed in the fast-growing solar PV industry.

Technology Reports 
Market Intelligence 
Meet Your Target Audience
Brand Strategy 
Media & Advertising Discounts
Free or Event Discounts 
Sponsorship Discounts 
Job Portal 
Access to VIP Networking Events

Photo: © a2-solar
PV car roof from a2-solar on the Fisker Karma: The roof of the plug-in hybrid from the American Fisker Automotive company has an aesthetically attractive design.


EU PVSEC, Online, 6 - 10 September 2021

The Most Inspiring Platform for the Global PV Solar Sector

The EU PVSEC is the largest international Conference for Photovoltaic research, technologies and applications and at the same time a PV Industry Exhibition, where specialized PV Industry presents technologies, innovations and new concepts in the upstream PV sector. It gathers the global PV community to present and discuss the latest developments in Photovoltaics, to network and to conduct business. It is the world-renowned science-to-science and science-to-industry platform uniquely focused on the global PV Solar sector. The conference scientific programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

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Solar Industry Forum, Online, 8- 10 September 2021

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VIPV Alliance Kick-Off Meeting - Virtual Event - 30 June 2021

Solar mobility becomes a reality with the need for EVs to be powered by renewable electricity. But this is only the tip of the iceberg since PV-powered cars are being developed, and solar-produced green hydrogen is increasingly announced as a promising energy vector for the decarbonization of transport.

Moderated by: Heinz Ossenbrink & Nabih Cheradi

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Solar Industry Forum - Large Size Cell Technology Webinar

Mar 25, 2021, 02:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna
This event is complimentary. Registration is required.

One of the exciting technology changes currently ongoing in the PV sector is the increase in wafer size. Such change, pushed by some key manufacturers is poised to have tremendous effects on the cells and modules markets. Design changes, manufacturing challenges, and cost implications might change completely the PV module landscape in the coming years.

This event will discuss the implications for manufacturing PV, and especially the impacts on the cells and modules manufacturing, with an additional focus on competitiveness questions.

14:00h Welcome Introduction – Dr. Nabih Cherradi, SOLARUNITED
14:05h ITRPV Update – Dr. Markus Fisher, Hanwha Q Cells GmbH
14:25h Changing Wafer Size – Dr. Carsten Rohr, Norsun – Presentation
14:45h Benefits and Risks of Large Format Modules, Dr. Li Shaotang, LONGi Solar – Presentation
15:05h TBA – Dr. Anis Jouini, INES – Presentation
15:25h Enlarged wafers: challenge and opportunities from upstream to downstream, Gaëtan Masson, Becquerel Institute
15:45h Group Panel Discussion, Live Q & A
16.00h Session ends

ETIP-PV 2021 - Solar PV Big & Beyond, Virtual Event - 19-20 May 2021

‘Solar PV Big & Beyond’ – Delivering the 2030 Climate Targets 

ETIP PV Annual Conference

As part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission proposed in September 2020 to raise the 2030 greenhouse gas emission reduction target, including emissions and removals, to at least 55% compared to 1990.

The Annual Conference of the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics will discuss the challenges of delivering these 2030 climate targets to Europe. The EU has to move towards a climate-neutral economy and has to implement its commitments under the Paris Agreement by updating its Nationally Determined Contribution. ETIP PV supports all activities and steps to be taken to make Europe a leader in green energy and to build an independent, clean energy supply.

The event will take place online and will cover four sessions with a series of live panel discussions on
May 19 & 20, 2021 from 2 pm – 5:30 pm CET (Brussels Time) 

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