1,752 Contributions from 76 Countries Submitted for Presentation at the EUPVSEC 2013 in Paris, France

Munich, 08 April 2013 – With 1,752 research, industry and market contributions (abstracts) from 76 countries applying for presentation at the Conference, the response to the Call for Papers for the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) is compelling. The EU PVSEC 2013 will take place from 30 September to 04 October 2013 at Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte in Paris, France. The five-day Conference is combined with the three-day PV Industry Exhibition, held from 01 to 03 October 2013.

The received abstracts cover the entire range of the PV value chain, with a particularly strong response to top-notch topics addressing new materials, PV system aspects including reliability and grid integration issues. Analysis confirms the trend towards further internationalisation with a strong participation from countries outside of Europe. France, host country of the EU PVSEC 2013, increases its share of submitted abstracts and underlines its strong position in PV research and development, while the largest number of abstracts continues to be submitted from Germany. The Asia / Pacific region increases its share considerably to approx. 30%, and emerging markets from the MENA region and from Africa show their strong interest in the EU PVSEC with more abstracts than ever.

The abstracts are currently being reviewed and scored by the international Scientific Committee made up of more than 200 leading research and industry experts from the global PV sector. Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, European Commission, DG JRC and EU PVSEC Technical Programme Chairman, coordinates the Scientific Committee to set up a well-balanced Conference programme of highest international standards. Dr. Jäger-Waldau: “To guarantee the quality of the programme, each abstract is scored by three independent reviewers before the topic organisers select the oral and visual presentations.”

The Conference programme will be published in May this year.

Background EU PVSEC

For many years, the European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) has combined a renowned international scientific conference with a leading PV industry exhibition and trade fair. During 5 conference and 3 trade fair days, new products and technical innovations from all areas of photovoltaics and from all over the world are on show.

The EU PVSEC is supported by European and international organisations such as the European Commission, UNESCO – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE – World Council for Renewable Energy, ESA – European Space Agency, OME - Observatoire Méditerranéen de l’Energie, REN21 – Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, EU PV TP – European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, EPIA – the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, IPVEA – the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association. The Conference Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.

For further information please visit:

www.photovoltaic-conference.com / www.photovoltaic-exhibition.com

EU PVSEC 2013 Contact:
Heinz Ehmann
WIP, Sylvensteinstr. 2, 81369 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 72012735, Fax: +49 89 72012791
press@wip-munich.de

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