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19 October 2020

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…

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16 October 2020

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…

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14 October 2020

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.…

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6 October 2020

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…

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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3 October 2020

IPVF UNITE & Horizon Europe follow up

Solar Europe Now – the coalition currently gathers over 120 actors from the European solar value chain, based in 15 EU countries (22.06.20)

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IPVF UNITE & Horizon Europe follow up

Solar Europe Now – the coalition currently gathers over 120 actors from the European solar value chain, based in 15 EU countries (22.06.20)

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1 October 2020

The IPVF Newsletter – September 2020

Keep up with the projects and the progress of research

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29 September 2020

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…

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24 August 2020

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…

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The IPVF Newsletter – July 2020
5 August 2020

The IPVF Newsletter – July 2020

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30 July 2020

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…

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16 July 2020

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…

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10 July 2020

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…

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29 June 2020

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…

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23 June 2020

2020 IPVF e-Science Day

Meet the IPVF researchers for the IPVF 2020 Science Day e-Poster Session

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2 June 2020

IPVF joins “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator” to promote solar manufacturing in Europe

SolarPower Europe’s “Solar Manufacturing Accelerator”, a platform aimed at accelerating the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe, is gaining momentum as the French Research Institute IPVF joins the initiative. IPVF has strongly advocated to re-initiate a European industrial strategy for solar: on 7th May 2020, IPVF spearheaded a coalition of more than 110 actors…

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Renewed ETIP PV Steering Committee: eight new Steering Committee Members welcomed
19 May 2020

Renewed ETIP PV Steering Committee: eight new Steering Committee Members welcomed

Renewed ETIP PV Steering Committee strives to represent European diversity and inclusion of all PV sector stakeholders: eight new Steering Committee Members welcomed The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) Steering Committee met for the time in a virtual Steering Committee Meeting on 5 May 2020. One focus of the meeting was the discussion…

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The IPVF Newsletter – April 2020
9 May 2020

The IPVF Newsletter – April 2020

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7 May 2020

IPVF et le CEA à l’INES joignent leurs forces pour développer une cellule photovoltaïque à haut rendement industrialisable

Le 2 mai 2020, IPVF et le CEA à l’INES, ont lancé un programme commun dans le domaine du photovoltaïque. L’objectif de cette collaboration, « Tandem Made in France », est d’accélérer le développement de cellules associant les matériaux pérovskites à la technologie d’hétérojonction de silicium afin de créer un dispositif tandem à haut rendement, transférable à…

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Communiqué de Presse – La chaîne de valeur photovoltaïque européenne s’inquiète de l’absence de signaux positifs pour l’industrie dans le Green Deal
5 May 2020

Communiqué de Presse – La chaîne de valeur photovoltaïque européenne s’inquiète de l’absence de signaux positifs pour l’industrie dans le Green Deal

Bruxelles, le 5 mai 2020 – La coalition “Solar Europe Now”, lancée officiellement aujourd’hui, appelle à la reconnaissance de l’énergie solaire comme facteur essentiel à la réalisation des ambitions du Green Deal européen. Cette coalition, qui rassemble plus de 90 acteurs de la chaîne de valeur photovoltaïque européenne, craint que le manque actuel d’impulsion financière…

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Press Release – The European solar value chain raises concerns over lack of positive signals for the industry in the Green Deal

Press Release – The European solar value chain raises concerns over lack of positive signals for the industry in the Green Deal

Brussels, 5 May 2020 – The coalition ‘Solar Europe Now’, which has been officially launched today, is calling for the recognition of solar energy as a key driver to deliver on the European Green Deal ambitions. This coalition which gathers currently over 90 actors from the European solar value chain is concerned that the current…

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20 April 2020

“Edmond Becquerel a élargi le spectre solaire au-delà du visible” : Jérôme Fatet, historien des sciences et spécialiste d’Edmond Becquerel

Jérôme Fatet est historien des sciences et spécialiste des premiers travaux d’Edmond Becquerel. À l’occasion du bicentenaire de la naissance de Becquerel, auquel un symposium sera consacré cette année , il retrace le contexte des découvertes de ce savant injustement méconnu. Comment en êtes-vous venu à vous intéresser aux travaux d’Edmond Becquerel ? J’ai rencontré Edmond…

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10 April 2020

The IPVF Newsletter – March 2020

Dear IPVF Friends, We will entering our fifth week of confinement and I hope you are safe and continue to take good care of yourselves and your loved ones. I know some of your relatives might be affected by the virus, we wish them all a prompt recovery. I trust you strictly apply the social…

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8 April 2020

Edmond Becquerel’s publications are now translated

The publications of Edmond Becquerel were mostly in french and most of them were not translated in english. In the frame of the celebration his bicentenary in 2020, we have decided to translate some of his key papers to make them available to an international public. The first one Edmond Becquerel PV Original Paper concerns…

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6 April 2020

Jean-François Minster, Roch Drozdowski-Strehl, Pere Roca i Cabarrocas & Christophe Bonelli introducing IPVF

IPVF is a public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating energy transition through science & technology. The core values of IPVF are Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration. Its collaborative research initiative brings together internationally recognized academic research teams and industrial leaders. It is structured into 6 programmes.  

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29 March 2020

Jean-François Guillemoles and Nathanaelle Schneider introducing Programme 6: proof of concept for PV innovation breakthrough

IPVF is a public-private partnership dedicated to accelerating energy transition through science & technology. The core values of IPVF are Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration. Its collaborative research initiative brings together internationally recognized academic research teams and industrial leaders. It is structured into 6 programmes.   Programme 6 is dedicated to studying exploratory concepts and developing innovative…

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24 March 2020

Letter to Edmond Becquerel: “Happy Birthday, Edmond!”

This tuesday, March 24th was the 200th anniversary of your birth. Everything was ready with  organizing a symposium in your honour in the large amphitheatre Farabeuf near the Ecole de Médecine in Paris. We had thought big with about 470 possible participants and had a few cold sweats at the beginning of January, thinking that…

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