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Research Challenges in PV Reliability (ETIP PV report)

Reliable solar PV power plants will deliver the expected performance throughout their entire service life. They will experience very limited component degradation, failures or system down-time. Improving reliability means derisking electricity production and return on investment of PV systems. Mitigation of risks supports the bankability of PV systems and serves as an enabler for accelerated deployment of solar PV technologies. Ongoing basic research remains necessary for the photovoltaic industry to continue advancing its knowledge and

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Solar is singled out as one of the six key energy technologies by the European Commission

“Together with innovations in manufacturing, this should offer an opportunity for the EU to take a fresh look at the PV manufacturing industry and reverse the situation.The EU’s presence in the far upstream and far downstream parts of the value chain could well provide a basis for rebuilding the PV industry. This would require a focus on specialisation or high-performance/high-value products, such as equipment and inverter manufacturing and PV products tailored to the specific needs

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IPVF x FIT FOR NET – ZERO: 55 Tech Quests to accelerate Europe’s recovery and pave the way to climate neutrality

Capgemini Invent was commissioned by Breakthrough Energy to deliver a study identifying technology investment avenues that could support Europe’s global leadership on climate change and clean tech innovation. IPVF gladly contributed to the Energy Report of the “Fit for net-zero: 55 Tech Quests to accelerate Europe’s recovery and pave the way to climate neutrality” initiative. Capgemini Invent’s new report, “FIT FOR NET – ZERO: 55 Tech Quests to accelerate Europe’s recovery and pave the way

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Développement des Energies Renouvelables : quelle place pour l’énergie photovoltaïque dans le mix électrique ?

La pandémie de Covid-19 a accentué dans de nombreux pays la conscience du changement climatique. L’évolution du mix électrique est aujourd’hui, encore plus qu’hier, un sujet d’importance. Dans ce cadre, l’équipe Transition Energétique d’Acofi a souhaité analyser la place actuelle de l’énergie solaire dans le mix électrique global, ainsi que les défis à relever pour devenir une ressource incontournable à moyen terme. Pour effectuer ce travail, Acofi s’est appuyé sur l’expertise de l’IPVF (Institut Photovoltaïque

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IPVF at the 2020 Solarpower Summit

IPVF proudly participated to the first online #SolarPowerSummit, covering, on Day 2, the track entitled “Fostering Europe’s solar industrial ecosystem“. The SolarPower Summit arrives at a crucial time for the solar industry, aiming at taking stock of the COVID19 crisis impact and remedies to ensure a truly green recovery, in line with the European Green Deal. Over 1000 industry representatives and policymakers got together to cover the latest insights on major strategic, political and market

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Vehicle-integrated Photovoltaics (VIPV) as a key source for electricity in road transport (ETIP PV report)

The growing awareness of the global need for sustainable mobility empowers the application of new technological innovations to the road transport sector. This paper aims to give an overview of the global VIPV market, in particular, the current status and future potential of PV-powered vehicles. Additionally, it studies possible added value for users, communities and stakeholders mostly focusing on batteryoperated electric vehicles (BEVs). Other VIPV applications for solar race vehicles, as well as ships, planes,

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Photovoltaïque intégré aux véhicules (VIPV) comme source principale d’électricité dans les transports routiers

La prise de conscience croissante de la nécessité mondiale d’une mobilité durable permet d’appliquer les nouvelles innovations technologiques au secteur du transport routier. Cependant, la technologie photovoltaïque intégrée aux véhicules (VIPV) est toujours considérée comme un sujet de préoccupation dans le secteur automobile. La valeur écologique et économique de la VIPV n’est pas encore évidente. Le présent document vise à donner un aperçu du marché mondial des VIPV, en particulier de l’état actuel et du

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Solar Skins – BIPV: An opportunity for greener cities (ETIP PV Report)

For the development of a thriving BIPV-sector it will be crucial to see the PV-module as a building component technology than rather than a pure PV-module, delivering electricity. In order to exploit the huge economic potential of BIPV and its required close link with local building markets, it will be necessary to (re)organize the value chain, e.g. by enabling flexible ´production on demand´ by the BIPV element producer, in the amount, size, colour etc specified

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The IPVF Newsletter – September 2020

Keep up with the projects and the progress of research SEPTEMBER EDITION EDITORIAL by Roch DROZDOWSKI-STREHL, IPVF CEO Dear Colleagues, Early September 2020, the European Commission has confirmed its ambition to cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030, and to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. Achieving this requires accelerated energy efficiency measures, deeper electrification, and faster deployment of low-carbon power generation. According to the Commission long-term strategy (LTS)

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Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, IPVF CEO, joins ETIP PV leadership team on 23 September 2020

The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance. The ETIP PV’s mission is in line with the Energy Union and the SET Plan priorities with focus on “Renewable technologies at the heart of the new energy system” and Europe to become “number 1 in renewables”. ETIP

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IPVF’s PV technology vision for 2030

Current single‐junction crystalline silicon (c‐Si) solar cells are approaching their power conversion efficiency (PCE) limit. Tandem solar cells are expected to overcome such efficiency limit, with perovskite on c‐Si tandems being a promising candidate for commercialization over the next years. This work aims atdescribing the conditions that tandem cells and modules need to fulfill to successfully enter the market in 2030. We first estimate that industrial c‐Si photovoltaic modules may reach a price level of

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Edmond Becquerel Symposium on December 7, 2020

The Edmond Becquerel Symposium has been has been held online on December 7, 2020. Symposium Flyer: click here to open.Posters: click here to open. Who was Edmond Becquerel? Edmond Becquerel was born on March 24, 1820. He conducted his research and teaching at the French Natural History Museum and the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts and was a member and then president of the French Academy of Sciences. He has made major advances in

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Les cellules solaires ultrafines

“Les cellules solaires ultrafines” article de Stéphane Collin et Andrea Cattoni à lire dans le dernier numéro du magazine #Photoniques. Une revue de l’état de l’art des cellules solaires ultrafines, des stratégies pour marier #nanophotonique et #photovoltaïque, et des perspectives offertes par la démonstration récente de cellules solaires de près de 20 % d’efficacité et seulement de 200 nm d’épaisseur. “Nous avons démontré récemment une efficacité de conversion #solaire de près de 20% avec seulement

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Next generation solar PV technologies in Europe: 10 shovel-ready projects presented to European policymakers at Solar Manufacturing Accelerator Conference

9 July 2020, Brussels – SolarPower Europe organised the first virtual conference of the ‘Solar Manufacturing Accelerator’. The initiative, launched in May by SolarPower Europe, and coordinated with strategic partners ESMC, ETIP-PV, IPVF, and VDMA, aims to accelerate the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe to strengthen European leadership in renewable technologies and contribute to the reindustrialisation of the continent, supporting a European green recovery. The conference included 10 presentations from shovel-ready European

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IPVF partenaire officiel du Sun Trip France 2020

Suite au report du Lyon-Canton à 2021, et parce que 2020 est une année beaucoup trop importante pour que le Sun Trip reste silencieux, nous sommes heureux d’annoncer la création d’une édition spéciale autour de la France. Maintenir le cap, être acteur du changement, renouer le contact avec l’autre, mettre en lumière “une France solaire & solidaire” : autant d’objectifs de cette édition Sun Trip France, au départ de Lyon le 14 juillet prochain !

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