Solar Industry Day

2 November 2020

Information (2.11.20): The lockdown measures put in place oblige us to postpone this key event designed for the entire French solar PV value chain until 2021.

If it is theoretically possible to organize this day in its entirety in a dematerialized format, we consider that a postponement is preferable in view of the quality of our research center that we would like to show to the entire French solar industry. This postponement (by September 2021) confirms our ambition to receive all the expected stakeholders under the best possible conditions, and to showcase research facilities that are unique in Europe and that deserve to be seen “in person”!

Many expressions of interest in the IPVF’s activities have been sent to us as part of the intense phase of preparation for the JIS that we began a few weeks ago. We obviously wish to maintain this very positive momentum and, without waiting until September 2021, to introduce our various projects and the photovoltaic players who work or will work alongside us. The Solar Industry Day 2021 will be even richer and more constructive.

NB: November 19 was, and remains, the launch date of the IPVF UNITE club, which is designed to strengthen the links between Research & Industry, Public & Private and France & Europe. We will send you more information on this subject very soon.

Under the High Patronage of
Mr. Emmanuel MACRON
President of the French Republic

You are invited to attend the IPVF Solar Industry Day.

On the occasion of the “Solar Industry Day”, the IPVF (Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France) opens its virtual doors to companies for exchanges between manufacturers and French research organizations.

This day will be dedicated to the future of research and innovation around photovoltaics. You will meet the key players in the sector, and will imagine together the solutions to thrive.

On the program: moments of inspiration, sharing and working sessions. You will discover inspiring initiatives led by your peers, share your major challenges, and develop strategies for collective action.

More than ever, we must unite to build the future of the photovoltaic ecosystem, in France and in Europe. At the IPVF, we are committed to accelerating this movement, on the occasion of the Solar Industry Day.

Yours sincerely,
Roch Drozdowski-Strehl,


1. Stakes and news of the French and European photovoltaic solar sector

Karine VERNIER, SGPI, Energy & Circular Economy Program Director
Jean-Louis BAL, SER, President

Technological perspectives and opportunities
Philippe MALBRANCHE, International Solar Alliance, Program Director

Recyclability and scarcity of materials, life cycle analysis and eco-design of modules
Pere ROCA i CABARROCAS, IPVF, Scientific Director
Yun LUO, ROSI (Return of Silicon), CEO

IPVF and CEA-INES, the development of a tandem cell made in France

Advantages of the French solar industry
Interventions of French industrialists:

2. Innovation at the service of the solar industry

From the cell to the module
Claude JACQUOT, SOLEAN, President
Jean ROUSSET, IPVF, Program Director

Digital platform and services to push the limits of solar energy

Unlocking the photovoltaic potential of companies and communities
Nicolas VANDAMME, IPVF, Division Manager

3. Photovoltaics in all its forms

Benjamin DAVID, XSun, CEO
Stéphane COLLIN, IPVF, Program Director

PV and IOT
Brice CRUCHON, Dracula Technologies, CEO
Jean-François GUILLEMOLES, IPVF, Program Director

Alain STRABONI, S’tiles, CEO
Christophe BONELLI, IPVF, Programs Director

L’ Agri-PV
Alain JANET, Solar Cloth System, CEO

Conclusions and perspectives
* To be confirmed

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