- Monday and Tuesday, 26 + 27 September 2022 -

Industry Summit Programme

A stage for industry players to present their businesses, but also to share and discuss new developments in the industrial sector with fellow experts.

Industry Summit & Parallel Events Outline

  • PV Everywhere: Integrated Photovoltaics in Building and Transport Sectors  (IEA PVPS Task 15 & Task 17)

    17:00 – 18:30

    IEA PVPS Tasks are working to accelerate the penetration of integrated PV in buildings and transport systems, which are both critical sectors for the global renewable energy market. Task 15 will present recent results on Technological Innovation System for BIPV in different countries and cross sectional analysis based on well-defined multifunctional evaluation of BIPV to facilitate and support the implementation of BIPV in buildings. Task 17 will present recent scientific results on vehicle-integrated PV and PV charging station infrastructure focusing on requirements, barriers, benefits and solutions to increase PV contribution to energy and environmental issues.

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    PV Production

    13:30 - 15:00

    What are the real costs of PV? How much local PV production is needed? How fast can we set up necessary xGW production in EU? These are one of the most important questions asked by European Commission to get independent from energy imports in future. This session will target all these important questions including the required stimulations of the entire value chain starting with poly-Si. In addition possible funding schemes and additional incentives for PV production will be summarized and discussed.

    Chairs: Peter Fath (RCT solutions) and Radovan Kopecek (ISC Konstanz)
    Jointly organised by the PV Industry Liaison Committee

    PV Deployment

    15:15 - 16:45

    What are the challenges for multi TW deployment? Why are energy yields overestimated in newest PV systems? What are the lessons learned in the last years installations? In the last time ironically called “Peter.Pan files” are gaining some negative attention, being one of the reasons for systems yield overestimations. Degrading modules and not very accurate bifacial simulations programs are adding to this problem as well. The session will give a review where we are and what will be needed for a smooth PV deployment.

    Chairs: Terry Jester and Michael Woodhouse (NREL)
    Jointly organised by the PV Industry Liaison Committee

    Quality, Testing and Standards

    17:00 - 18:30

    In order to enter a sustainable TW PV era quality, testing and standards are key. What to do to make sure that we don’t end up with 1 TW of modules to recall? And if we have to recall, where are the modules? How much do we have to improve our scientific knowledge about reliability of PV components? Better reliability modelling? Do next-tech n-type technology lead to new degradation mechanisms we need to identify and control? These are all critical questions that we need to tackle today to be able to answer in coming years.

    Chair: Pierre Verlinden
    Jointly organised by the PV Industry Liaison Committee

  • Roundtable Discussion:
    Hight Quality for Photovoltaics: Test measures and standards for an annual TW production.

    13:30 – 15:00

    The solar industry will reach 1TW annual production within the next years. Which measures are required to achieve economies of scale in inspection and metrology? Do we need updated standards, will machine learning become a standard method, will we use more machines for inline quality checks?

    Moderator: Torsten Brammer (Wavelabs)

    PV Scenarios: now and then  (IEA PVPS Task 1)

    15:15 – 16:45

    Forecasting the development of PV has always been a balancing act between realism and optimism. From the beginning of its deployment, PV scenarios and forecasts have significantly underestimated PV development, with sound arguments. This event will browse through some past scenarios comparing them with actual PV market trajectories, and build on these past experiences to consider what awaits the sector going forward. With PV having reached 1 TW of total installed capacity this year and being poised to cross the 200 GW mark of annual installations in 2022, it is time to reflect on the mistakes from the past and embrace optimism towards the TW-era.

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    Solar Industry Forum: PV Logistics and Supply Chain Forum

    08:30 - 10:00

    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.

    Solar Mobility Forum

    10:30 - 12:00

  • Roundtable Discussion:
    Global challenges for PV Manufacturing at an annual Terawatt Level

    13:30 – 15:00

    What specific hurdles do companies face in the PV production, and how to deal with them? This session will focus on the perspective of important representatives of the PV industry and their needs.

    Moderator: Radovan Kopecek (ISC Konstanz)

What to expect:

The programme of the Industry Summit is constantly being expanded and enriched. You can look forward to the following topics:

  • PV Deployment
  • Quality, Testing and Standards
  • PV Production
  • PV Scenarios
  • PV Everywhere
  • Solar Industry Forum
  • Solar Mobility Forum
  • Specific PV Products Presentations

More detailed information will follow soon.

Organised by:

WIP Renewable Energies
Sylvensteinstr. 2
81369 Munich

Hosted by:

European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition


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