What is EU PVSEC?

ABOUT

The innovation platform for the global PV solar sector

The EU PVSEC is the world's leading forum for PV Research and Development and the biggest Conference on PV Solar Energy. With a history of over 40 years, EU PVSEC is the longest running, renowned PV conference in the world.

The conference programme is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and covers the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications focusing on bringing the latest scientific and technological research trends to the market.

But it also offers a variety of broader insights into the current developments in the sector, acknowledging that PV integration needs to be approached from all dimensions – scientific, technical, economic, political, business, and also social- and educational aspects.

The annual exhibition serves to promote the encounter between the major research centres and manufacturing companies, bringing the brand new research findings to the right market players for implementation.

The EU PVSEC is a meeting place for PV experts worldwide, offering a program that provides an overview and insights beyond one's own field and ensures that topics that yield an interface between sectors and fields can be addressed explicitly.

As the “new king of electricity” solar power has a key role to play in the energy transition and the EU PVSEC is THE place to discuss the photovoltaic (r)evolution.

A global get together since...

HISTORY

Year, Site, Chairperson:

2022 Milano, Italy
hosting the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion (WCPEC-8), jointly with the 51st US IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and the 32nd Asia / Pacific PV Science and Engineering Conference
Alessandra Scognamiglio
ENEA

2021 online
João Serra
Universidade de Lisboa

2020 online
Nicola Pearsall
Northumbria University

2019 Marseille, France
Florence Lambert
CEA Liten

2018 Brussels, Belgium
Pierre Verlinden
Amrock Pty Ltd

2017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Arno H.M. Smets
Delft University of Technology

2016 Munich, Germany
Marko Topič
University of Ljubljana

2015 Hamburg, Germany
Stefan Rinck
Singulus Technologies

2014 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Teun Bokhoven
Dutch Renewable Energy Federation

2013 Paris, France
Arnaud Mine
SOLER, France

2012 Frankfurt, Germany
Stefan Novak
IEA PVPS, Switzerland

2011 Hamburg, Germany
Heinz Ossenbrink
European Commission JRC

2010 Valencia, Spain
hosting the 5th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, jointly with the 36th US IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and the 20th Asia / Pacific PV Science and Engineering Conference (WCPEC-5)
Giovanni de Santi
European Commission, Institute for Energy and Transport

2009 Hamburg, Germany
Wim Sinke
ECN Energy Research Centre

2008 Valencia, Spain
Daniel Lincot
CNRS

2007 Milan, Italy
Gerhard Willeke
Fraunhofer Institute

2006 Dresden, Germany
Jef Poortmans
IMEC

2005 Barcelona, Spain
Heinz Ossenbrink
European Commission JRC

2004 Paris, France
Winfried Hoffman
RWE SCHOTT

2001 Munich, Germany
Bernard Mc Nelis
IT Power

2000 Glasgow, United Kingdom
Hermann Scheer
EUROSOLAR

1998 Vienna, Austria
hosting the 2nd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion, jointly with the 27th US IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference and 10th Asia / Pacific PV Science and Engineering Conference (WCPEC-2)
Juergen Schmid
Fraunhofer Institute IWES

1995 Nice, France
Werner Freiesleben
Wacker-Chemitronic GmbH

1994 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Robert Hill
Newcastle Polytechnic

1992 Montreux, Switzerland
Leopoldo Guimaraes
University Nova Lisboa

1991 Lisbon, Portugal
Antonio Luque
Universidad Politecnica Madrid

1989 Frieburg
Gerry Wrixon
University College Cork

1988 Florence, Italy
Ionel Solomon
Ecole Polytechnique

1986 Sevilla, Spain
Adolf Goetzerberger
Fraunhofer Institute

1985 London, United Kingdom
Fred Treble
consultant

1983 Athens, Greece
Fabio Fittipaldi
ENEL

1982 Stresa, Italy
Werner H. Bloss
University Of Stuttgart

1980 Cannes, France
Wolfgang Palz
European Commission DG XII

1979 Berlin, Germany
Roger van Overstraeten
IMEC

1977 Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Albert Strub
European Commission DG XII

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WIP Renewable Energies
Sylvensteinstr. 2
81369 Munich
Germany
Technical Programme
coordinated by:

European Commission -
Joint Research Centre
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