Program as of 27 August 2021 – Subject to change without notice

Day One, Tuesday, September 7th

Policy Session: 

Local manufacturing and security of supply 

13h30-15h00

What is driving the PV market in COVID times? And what can we expect in the coming months and years? While one could have believed the epidemic is near over and the business is restarting on fresh new bases, constraints actually remain on business, trade, and industry. This session will browse through the situation of the PV market and industry in general, globally, and highlight the possible future paths for development.

Session Chair: Gaëtan Masson (Becquerel Institute)

Keynote speaker: Johan Lindahl (European Solar Manufacturing Council)

Confirmed speakers:, Jose Donoso (UNEF – Union Española Fotovoltaica), Andreas Bett (Fraunhofer ISE), and Sebastian Gatz (Von Ardenne)

Solar Mobility Forum- Part 1

15h15 – 16h45

Organized by ESMC, SOLARUNITED, ETIP-PV, and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies in collaboration with IEA PVPS Task 17

Solar mobility becomes 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.

Session Chair: Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink (Band Gap) 

Confirmed speakers: Bryan Ekus (Solar United / VIPV Alliance), Keichii Komoto (Mihuzo Research & Technologies Ltd. / IEAPVPS T17 Chair), Masafumi Yamaguchi (Toyota Technological Institute – TTI), Antonin Faes (CSEM – Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology )

Solar Mobility Forum – Part 2

17h to 18h30 CET

Organized by ESMC, SOLARUNITED, ETIP-PV, and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies in collaboration with IEA PVPS Task 17

Session Chair: Dr. Nabih Cherradi (Desert Technologies/SOLARUNITED) 

Confirmed speakers: Prof. Robby Peibst with PhD student Gustav Wetzel (ISFH), Prof. N.J. Ekins-Daukes (UNSW), Bonna Newman (TNO Energy transition), Emanuele Cornagliotti (Lightyear)

Closing remarks: Dr. Heinz Ossenbrink (Band Gap)

Wednesday, September 8th

Session 2: Ingots & Wafers

13h30-15h00

Finding the optimal between innovation and standardization: Is there an ideal wafer size and thickness?

Organized by ESMC, SOLARUNITED, ETIP-PV, and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies in collaboration with IEA PVPS Task 17

Finding the optimal between innovation and standardization: Is there an ideal wafer size and thickness?  

Session Chair: Nabih Cherradi (Desert Technologies / SOLARUNITED)

Confirmed speakers: Jutta Trube (VDMA Photovoltaic), Dirk Habermann (Nexwafe), Carsten Rohr (Norsun), Thierry Galvez (Photowatt), Jason Yan (Longi)

Session 3: Cells

17h-18h30

How far are new cell concepts from industrialization?

In this session, we will provide an overview of the promising new/advanced PV-cell technologies. We will identify what are the technical and non-technical enablers and drivers, for the introduction and establishment of these technologies in the market. Finally, we will explore the prospects associated with these technologies for (re)building a European-based value chain.

Session Chair: Jef Poortmans
Confirmed speakers: Delfina Munoz (CEA), Chris Case (Oxford PV), Betrand Paviet-Salomon (CSEM), Radovan Kopecek (ISC), Melis Cetmeli (Kalyon PV)

Session 4: Modules

17h-18h30

Innovation, quality & reliability 

Organized by ESMC, SOLARUNITED, ETIP-PV, and ETA-Florence Renewable Energies in collaboration with IEA PVPS Task 17

Session Chair: Maria Jose Riquelme (Atamostec)

Confirmed speakers: Stefan Roest (Eternalsun), Lucas Weiss (Voltec), Tristan Carrere (Apollon Solar), Laura Sartore, Ecoprogetti, s.r.l.