Yearly ETIP PV Conference Goes Virtual:
‘I3PV – Integrated, Innovative, Intelligent’

  • Annual Conference of the EU Technology & Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics
  • Two-day event on 18 & 19 November 2020 (15:00 – 18:00 CET)
  • Registration is open
  • www.etip-pv-conference.eu

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) will organize their annual conference virtual. The Conference ‘I3PV – Integrated, Innovative, Intelligent’ will highlight the latest advances in all major Integrated PV applications and how they will contribute to the energy transition as well as EU-based value creation. The ETIP PV Conference 2020 will be held online for the first time ever.

The conference is running in five sessions on the different aspects of integrated PV. In a closing session a live panel discussion with high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the ETIP PV will discuss “the opportunity represented by Integrated PV applications on local value creation”.

Marko Topič, ETIP PV Chairman, stated: “By 2050, our forecast based on conversion efficiency improvements and Solar PV’s declining cost is that solar PV will supply 70% of the world’s electricity generation. Our conference focus on integrated PV applications and local value creation will show the possibilities that PV can spread across Europe and even all over the world”.

The event will include with the five sessions a series of live panel discussions with distinguished speakers with expertise in the fields of BIPV, VIPV, PV in local energy systems, Agrivoltaics, and PV in water and infrastructure. For a more insightful view on the different themes, all speakers’ presentations will be available on the conference website one week before the event.

Questions can be sent in advance and to shape the discussion of the live event on 18 & 19 November (15:00 – 18:00).


Programme Day 1 – 18 November 2020 starting 3.00 pm CET

Session I – Building Integrated Photovoltaics

  • Designing PV for buildings – Beat Kämpfen, Kämpfen für Architektur
  • Point of view of a city planner – Stefan Sattler, Magistrat der Stadt Wien – Energieplanung
  • Perspective from a module producer – Lutz Tautenhahn, Avancis
  • BIM – Philippe Alamy, Enerbim
  • Roadmap for BIPV: trends in technology development – Jose Mari Vega de Seoane, TECNALIA
  • PV for the Heating and Cooling Sector – Daniel Mugnier, TECSOL

Session II – Vehicle Integrated Photovoltaics

  • Latest Developments at a2-solar GmbH in Solar Applications for Vehicles – Reinhard Wecker, a2-solar
  • VIPV – Examining use cases with the TNO Energy Flow Model – Anna Carr, TNO Energy Transition
  • Challenges and Strategies for mass introduction of VIPV technologies – Mathieu Baudrit, Sono Motors
  • Designing EV with solar PV – Norman Starke, Proof Technologies
  • Form, color, function: R&D aspects of VIPV module technology – Bianca Lim, ISFH

Session III – PV in local energy systems

  • Energy communities and solar cooperatives – Stanislas d’Herbemont, Rescoop
  • Distribution system operator on further electrification and how integrated PV can help – Joao Torres, EDP Distribuição – Energia, S.A.

Programme Day 2 – 19 November 2020 starting 3.00 pm CET

Session IV – Agrivoltaics

  • A decade (2010-2019) of APV research in France: lessons and prospects – Christian Dupraz, INRA Montpellier
  • Cost competitiveness of Agri-PV – results of a case study with raspberry farming in the Netherlands – Stephan Schindele, BayWa r.e.
  • APV-RESOLA: Does the first German Agrophotovoltaic Research Plant at Heggelbach allow for sufficient agricultural production? – Petra Högy, University of Hohenheim
  • Innovative APV technology of herbs production – Barbara Baj Wójtowicz, Oxford University
  • WEF-nexus, dryland APV – Greg Barron-Gafford, University of Arizona
  • Solar Sharing in Japan – Makoto Tajima, ISEP

Session V – PV in water and infrastructure

  • Performance of floating solar in comparison to PV on land – Minne de Jong, TNO Energy Transition
  • Challenges in the integration of floating solar plants in the water resources – Miguel Redón Santafé, Isigénere
  • Robustness of Floating-PV and market perspective – Toni Weigl, BayWa r.e
  • Wattway, from R&D to commercialization – Dick Heslinga, CEA-INES

Closing Session:
Live panel discussion with high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the ETIP PV will close the session discussing “The opportunity represented by Integrated PV applications on local value creation”.

For further information please contact:

Bernhard Krause, ETIP PV Secretariat (info@etip-pv.eu)
www.etip-pv.eu

Note to editors:
About European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV)

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics provides advice on solar photovoltaic energy policy. It is an independent body recognised by the European Commission and the SET Plan Steering Group as a representative of the photovoltaic sector. Its recommendations may cover the areas of research and innovation, market development including competitiveness, education and industrial policy.