EU PVSEC 2013 - PV a Major Electricity Source

EU PVSEC 2013 extends its focus on application and policy topics
Munich, 20 February 2013 – In a time, when Photovoltaic Solar Energy is becoming a major electricity source, the 28th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (28th EU PVSEC) extends its focus to application- and policy-oriented topics with the inclusion of the related players.

The 28th EU PVSEC 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 complemented by the three-day Exhibition, held from 01 to 03 October 2013.

By the end of 2012, cumulative global installed photovoltaic capacity exceeded the 100 GW mark (EPIA Market Report 2012). It has the potential to increase 2.5 fold within the next 5 years according to the latest Renewable Energy Midterm Market Outlook of the IEA – International Energy Agency.

Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, European Commission, DG JRC, and EU PVSEC Technical Programme Chairman: “These findings show that PV is on the right track to become a major electricity source in the coming years. The fact that in some countries the share of PV has now reached up to 30% of electricity generation at certain hours, not only shows the huge potential, but also underlines the urgency to provide cost effective solutions to integrate this PV electricity into the grid and to increase its dispatchability.”

Jäger-Waldau continues: “The 28th EU PVSEC Conference programme responds to these challenges with an added focus on reliability issues on module and system level, as well as aspects of grid integration and dispatchable electricity from PV systems. This includes the need for new materials and concepts in module design and manufacturing, for power electronics and for the use of PV as building material and customer driven developments. The associated necessary changes in policy perception, legal frameworks and related regulations complete this topical extension.”

The Conference programme will be structured along the following main subjects:

• Material Studies, New Concepts, Ultra-High Efficiency and Space Technology
• Wafer-Based Silicon Solar Cells and Materials Technology
• Thin Film Solar Cells
• Components for PV Systems
• PV Systems
• PV – a Major Electricity Source

The Call for Papers for the 28th EU PVSEC (2013) is open and abstracts can be submitted until 01 March 2013 on

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, 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.

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EU PVSEC 2013 Contact:

WIP, Sylvensteinstr. 2, 81369 Munich, Germany
Tel: +49 89 72012735, Fax: +49 89 72012791

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