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Lancement du club IPVF UNITE – communiqué de presse

L’IPVF lance le club IPVF UNITE pourrassembler les acteurs du photovoltaïque autour de projets d’innovation et construire la filière de demain À l’IPVF – Institut  Photovoltaïque d’Ile-de-France, nous sommes convaincus qu’allier science, réseau et collaboration est essentiel pour bâtir la nouvelle filière du photovoltaïque en Europe. C’est pourquoi nous avons créé IPVF UNITE. IPVF UNITE, c’est le réseau qui réunit et fait travailler autour d’intérêts communs les acteurs de notre filière, pour accélérer les projets

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9th NextPV Workshop online edition organised by IPVF & C2N – Nov 24-27 2020

The 9th NextPV Workshop will take place online, from Nov. 24th to 27th 2020 ! Japanese and French partners will present their latest results during this event, which will cover their subjects of interest: from material to photovoltaic devices, also including systems and characterization. To attend the event, get the detailed program or any other information, do not hesitate to contact us. The International Research Project NextPV brings together the expertise and skills of major

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C2N, IPVF and LAAS publish a review of ultrathin solar cells in Nature Energy

Ever thinner solar cells Thickness reduction can be a key element in the quest for cheaper and more efficient solar cells. Making solar cells at least 10 times thinner than commercial ones would save material, reduce manufacturing costs, and enable new applications due to their greater flexibility. In a review on ultrathin solar cells published in Nature Energy on November 2nd, researchers from CNRS (C2N, IPVF and LAAS) highlight the very high potential of ultrathin

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Solar Manufacturing Accelerator B2B Matchmaking event – 12.11.20

12 November, 09:00-17:30 CET, Online SolarPower Europe and its strategic partners ETIP-PV, ESMC, IPVF and VDMA invite you to the Solar Manufacturing Accelerator, the first online B2B Matchmaking 100% dedicated to EU manufacturers. The Solar Manufacturing Accelerator  is a platform aimed at accelerating the deployment of solar PV manufacturing projects in Europe. After its successful launch in July 2020 and the presentation of ten leading manufacturing projects, the Accelerator is organising its first full-day B2B Matchmaking

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Solar Industry Day

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)

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“Le solar-to-fuel, c’est l’avenir” : Professeur Michael Graetzel, architecte du solaire

Le professeur Michael Graetzel est le concepteur des cellules à colorants qui portent son nom, et un pionnier des cellules perovskite. Dans son laboratoire de l’École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, il travaille également au développement du solar-to-fuel. Ce grand chercheur nous livre son regard sur les principaux enjeux du solaire aujourd’hui. Pouvez-vous retracer votre recherche sur les cellules à colorants ? Les cellules à colorants ont été développées dans les années 1990 et c’était une

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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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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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