Teun Bokhoven, President of the Dutch Renewable Energy Federation, is Conference General Chairman of the 29th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition.
Teun Bokhoven has over 25 years of experience in the international solar energy sector. He established a number of solar energy companies in Europe and he is involved as solar market expert in several global initiatives like the UNDP. He was one of the founders of the Dutch solar trade association Holland Solar and the European Solar Thermal Industry Federation (ESTIF).
In the Netherlands he is President of the Dutch Renewable Energy Federation (Duurzame Energie Koepel), an umbrella organisation for all renewable energy sector associations (solar, wind, bio-energy, etc.). In that capacity he played a key role in the recent establishment of the Dutch National Energy Agreement on “greening the economy”.
“The Netherlands is happy and proud to host this major global solar event. It underlines the importance of photovoltaics for building a sustainable energy future; not only in the Sunbelt, but everywhere, including this country which is so well-known for its windmills. This conference is a strong support for our ambition to be in the top league of PV science, technology and deployment. Photovoltaics combines the major opportunities for a clean energy system and a greener economy” Teun Bokhoven stated when accepting to be the Conference General Chairman.
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 days 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 Organization, Natural Sciences Sector, WCRE - World Council for Renewable Energy, EPIA - the European Photovoltaic Industry Association, IPVEA - the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association, ESA - European Space Agency, EREF - European Renewable Energies Federation, EU PV TP - European Photovoltaic Technology Platform, ARE - Alliance for Rural Electrification, AIE - European Association of Electrical Contractor, CABA - Continental Automated Buildings Association, EPIC - European Photonics Industry Consortium, SASIA - Saudi Arabia Solar Industries Association.
The Conference Programme is coordinated by the European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre.
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