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The 5th edition of the Solar Industry & Mobility Forum will take place on Sept. 27th, 2022, as an embedded event within the 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion at the Milano Convention Centre in Milan, Italy.  

This forum targets high-level PV industry stakeholders with a mix of presentations and roundtable discussions involving key European and global speakers.

Entry is included with a WPEC-8 exhibition or conference ticket. 



Solar Industry Forum

September 27th 2022, 8:30 AM until 10:00 AM
The exhibition area, WCPEC-8, Milan, Italy

Supply chain and logistic issues affecting PV manufacturing

The key to the next stage of solar market development is to improve efficiencies and lower costs across the solar supply chain to create a sustainable revenue stream. This Parallel Event promotes greater collaboration in the supply chain amongst the PV manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, and installers of Solar modules.

08:30 –  08:35
Introduction and moderation Bryan Ekus, SOLARUNITED 

08:35 – 09:00
Keynote: IEA report on the supply chain for PV Daniel Mugnier, IEA PVPS Chairman

09:00 – 09:15
General status for the material supply in the PV industry (title TBC) Izumi Kaizuka RTS corporation

09:15 – 09:30
WACKER Polysilicon – A Strategic Supplier to a Sustainable EU PV Supply Chain Dr. Christian Westermeier Wacker

09:30 – 09:45
Challenges for PV Manufacturing, e.g., Carbon manufacturing project Ir. Gaëtan Masson Carbon -
Becquerel Institute

09:45 – 10:00
Q&A and panel discussion

Solar Mobility Forum

September 27th 2022, 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM
The exhibition area, WCPEC-8, Milan, Italy

Solar mobility has become a reality with the need for EVs 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.

10:30 – 10:35
Introduction and moderation Dr. Nabih Cherradi Dessert technologies

10:35 – 10:55
Keynote E-mobility sector: status, perspectives & opportunities for solar PV actors Philippe Macé Becquerel Institute

10:55 – 11:10
Task 17 IEA PVPS presentation Dr. Keiichi Komoto Mizuho R&D technologies Ltd, Chair of T17 IEA PVPS

11:10 – 11:25
Next PV technologies for mobility applications Dr. Antonin Faes CSEM 

11:25 – 11:40
Latest mobility products, including VIPV Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink Band Gap Consult 

11:40 – 11:55
Circular economy and material recycling 

Dr. Guillaume Courtois Umicore

11:55 12:00

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