Welcome to the 41st European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. The innovation 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.
The over 40 year long history and the diverse programme of the EU PVSEC makes it a landmark event in the scientific PV sector.
For 2024, we are more than delighted to welcome you in person from 23 – 27 September in Vienna, Austria.
Honoring Dr Peter Helm's Legacy
Honoring Dr Peter Helm's Legacy
Peter Helm - a Visionary Leader in the Field of Renewable Energies
It is with heavy hearts and deep sorrow that we share the news of the passing of Dr Peter Helm, one of the founders of WIP Renewable Energies, founding member of several European renewable energy associations, and a pioneering figure in the organisation of the EU PVSEC.
Dr Helm's tireless dedication and visionary leadership have left an indelible mark on the renewable energy community. During his tenure of over 30 years as Director of the EU PVSEC, he played a crucial role in advancing solar energy research and international cooperation.
His passion, commitment and expertise have been instrumental in shaping the development of the renewable energy sector. Dr Helm's legacy will live on through the countless contributions he has made to the field of Photovoltaics.
Peter Helm was an engaging and cheerful person who knew how to bring people together with his diplomatic and elegant manner.
We remember his hearty laugh and his charming smile.
Our thoughts are with his family, colleagues and friends at this difficult time, and we extend our deepest condolences to all who were touched by his remarkable life and work.
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The EU PVSEC consists of different elements that complement each other to cover the whole spectrum PV has to offer.
"The biggest issue we face right now is convincing the rest of the world that we in this (PV) community have the answers and they need to move on and do it!"
― Robert Kenny
"We need to go much faster in terms of not only deploying solar but also having a sizeable European industry."
― Walburga Hemetsberger
"Rebuilding PV production in Europe is not only based on one technology but we need them all and we have to do it together."
― Radovan Kopecek
"Our goal for 2030 should be having at least 6 Terawatt installed and for this we have to make sure we have the resources to implement this PV production."
― Ulrike Jahn
"I think we will get to the next Terawatt in three years and in reaching that projection, polysilicon supply will be the most important supply issue."
― Martin Green
"To make Terawatt happen, we need specifically for Europe financing to support manufacturing and speed is essential. We need to build and hurry."
― Andreas Bett
"We can keep how friendly and cooperative we are in the solar industry for the future because that will help us attract new talent and we can be a good example for other industries."
― TORSTEN BRAMMER