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What is the EU PVSEC?


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. Celebrating more than 40 years of history, EU PVSEC is the longest running, renowned PV conference in the World and the annual meeting point for PV experts from research, development, and the industry.

With around 1,200 scientific presentations, including oral and poster talks and expert workshops as well as special industry forums every year, it is known as the most important platform for exchange between science and industry.

While setting the focus on PV research, technologies and applications, the EU PVSEC also emphasises that a holistic approach is needed for a comprehensive and successful future of Photovoltaics. Therefore, the event integrates all aspects and forms an interface between sectors and perspectives - scientific, technical, economic, political, business and also social and educational.

Each year, the EU PVSEC welcomes more than 1,500 attendees and serves as a meeting place for PV experts from well over 60 countries who seek insights beyond their own field, exchange knowledge and benefit from valuable networking opportunities during the event.

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.

  • Scientific Conference

    The international Scientific Conference Programme is structured in plenary, oral and visual presentations and covers the entire range of PV research, technologies and applications focusing on bringing the latest scientific and technological research trends to the market.

    It also offers a variety of broader insights into the current developments in the sector, and is divided into 5 main topics, ensuring that all interconnected PV aspects are tackled from all perspectives and for all areas of knowledge.

    The broad scope and high quality of the conference programme is ensured in every edition by the EU PVSEC Scientific Committee comprising more than 290 international photovoltaic experts.

    The EU PVSEC Conference program is coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.

  • Exhibition

    While solar is already the most versatile and often lowest cost power generation source in many places today, the EU PVSEC aims to strengthen the importance and potential of solar among global researchers, policymakers and industry players worldwide. The Exhibition, which has long been anchored to this event, reflects this ambition.

    It serves not only to connect industries from different sectors of the PV value chain, but also fosters key-partnerships between major research centres and manufacturing companies, bringing brand-new research findings to the right market players for implementation. The new wave of support for production and deployment of PV is reflected in the growing interest of companies inside and outside of Europe to introduce their products and technological developments at the EU PVSEC Exhibition.

  • Industry Summit

    The Industry Summit complements the Conference and puts together a track of sessions relevant for the industry. It includes sessions where industry players can present their businesses as well as panels and roundtable discussions to share and discuss new developments in the industrial sector with fellow experts. Most sessions take place within the Exhibition area, but some Parallel Events or Conference sessions relevant for the industry are also indicated as part of the Industry Summit. Participants with valid Conference tickets have access to the whole programme, while those with Exhibition visitor tickets can access the activities within the Exhibition area.

  • Parallel Events

    The Parallel Events address an audience of global decision makers from research, finance and politics. The events cover a distinct selection of the most recent PV technology, PV application and market trends. The different types of Parallel Events include presentations, workshops, panel discussions and breakout sessions, bringing more lively aspects to the comprehensive EU PVSEC programme and giving the participant the chance to delve even deeper into a specific topic.

Organised by:

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

European Commission -
Joint Research Centre

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