THE INTEGRATED PV TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATION
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
Expert input paper on eco-design & energy labelling for photovoltaic modules, inverters and systems in the EU
This report is the result of a Joint Mission Group of Solar Industry Experts and Researchers, building on the findings of the European Commission Preparatory Study for Eco-Design, Energy Labelling, Green Public Procurement and Ecolabelling. The findings of the Expert...
The growing awareness of the global need for sustainable mobility empowers the application of new technological innovations to the road transport sector. Vehicle integrated photovoltaic technology (VIPV), however, is still considered a questionable issue in the...
SUPSI and the Becquerel Institute are pleased to announce that the “BIPV Status Report 2020” is now online! The BIPV Status Report 2020 has been developed by SUPSI and Becquerel Institute. It aims to provide a practical handbook to all stakeholders of the BIPV...
VIPV Alliance – Coming Soon!
A 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.
Latest Developments at a2-solar GmbH in Solar Applications for Vehicles
Reinhard Wecker, a2-solar
Form, Color, Function: R&D Aspects of VIPV Module Technology
Bianca Lim, ISFH
Challenges and Strategies for Mass introduction of VIPV technologies
Mathieu Baudrit, Sono Motors
Designing EV with Solar PV
Norman Starke, Proof Technologies
VIPV – Examining Use Cases with the TNO Energy Flow Model
Anna Carr, TNO Energy Transition
Distribution System Operator on Further Electrification and How Integrated PV Can Help
Joao Torres, EDP Distribuição – Energia, S.A.
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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)
SNEC PV Power Expo - Shanghai, China, June 2-4, 2021
More Information is available at https://pv.snec.org.cn/?locale=en-US
EU PVSEC, Lisbon, Portugal, 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.
More information is available at https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com/
Solar Industry Forum, Lisbon, Portugal, 8- 10 September 2021
More information available at http://solarindustryforum.com/
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