PV Market Development

PV Market Development

Thursday, 08. December 2016
09:00

PV Market Development

 The IEA-PVPS just published the 21st edition of the "Trends in PV Applications Report 2016" report. The webinar will browse throughmain findings of the report. It will detail the state of the global PV market and its industry, and the challenges ahead. It will highlight how it could continue growing and the drivers behind the impressive development it experienced until now. Finally the question of  PV as a component of a 100% RES system will be discussed.
The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements (Technology Collaboration Programmes - TCP) established within the IEA and, since its establishment in 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity.

Gaëtan Masson

Gaëtan Masson - Electromechanical Engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, graduated in Business Administration from Solvay Business School (Belgium), graduated in Political Sciences and Environmental Management, passionate about PV and renewables, Gaëtan Masson is the Director and co-founder of the Becquerel Institute. After more than 10 years in the financial and IT sectors, he moved to the PV industry and developed the Business Intelligence of EPIA, the European PV Industry Association (now SolarPower Europe). Since 2013, he is the Operating Agent (chairman in IEA language) of the Task 1 of the PV programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS). He is vice-chairman of the European PV technology Platform and participates to the Scientific Committee of EU-PVSEC and Intersolar Europe Conferences. Since 2016, he manages the strategy and content of SolarUNITED, the global PV industry & technology association.

Ms Izumi Kaizuka

Ms Izumi Kaizuka is a is a is a senior analyst and the head of PV Research Division, RTS Corporation in Tokyo, a PV consulting company with more than 30 years history. She has been Japan’s representative of IEA PVPS Task 1 (Group for PV strategic analysis and communication) since 2003 as an analyst of PV policy, market and industry. She is one the authors of IEA PVPS Trends Report describing the PV market situation. She is responsible for various research projects the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) other government organizations. She also contributes as advisory member for Future PV Innovation project and other scientific.

Christian Breyer

Christian Breyer has started the Solar Economy professorship at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland, in March 2014. His major expertise is the integrated research of technological and economic characteristics of renewable energy systems specialising in energy system modeling, 100% renewable energy scenarios and hybrid energy solutions, on a local but also global scale. Mr Breyer has been managing director of the Reiner Lemoine Institute, Berlin, focused on renewable energy research and worked previously several years for Q-Cells (now: Hanwha Q.Cells) a world market leader in the photovoltaic (PV) industry in the R&D and market development department. Mr Breyer received his PhD in the field of the economics of hybrid PV power plants. He is member of international working groups like European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV), IEA-PVPS Task 1 and 8, member of the scientific committee of the EU Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference (PVSEC) and the International Renewable Energy Storage Conference (IRES), chairman for renewable energy at the Energy Watch Group, expert for the 100% renewables initiative and founding member of DESERTEC Foundation. Mr Breyer is member of the executive team of the Neo-Carbon Energy project in Finland focused on power-to-gas solutions. He authored and co-authored about 140 scientific publications (accessible at www.researchgate.net/profile/Christian_Breyer ).

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IEA PVPS



The International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the IEA and, since its establishment in 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity.

The 30 IEA PVPS members are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, International Copper Association, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Solar Power Europe, SEIA, SEPA, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and the United States.

Mission Statement :  "To enhance the international collaborative efforts which facilitate the role of photovoltaic solar energy as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems".

IEA PVPS conducts joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity. Currently seven research projects, so-called Tasks, are established within the IEA PVPS Programme.

Ongoing Tasks

  • Task 1: Strategic PV Analysis & Outreach
  • Task 9: Deploying PV Services for Regional Development
  • Task 12: PV Environmental Health and Safety
  • Task 13: Performance and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems
  • Task 14: High Penetration of PV Systems in Electricity Grids
  • Task 15: Enabling Framework for the Development of BIPV
  • Task 16: Solar Resource for High Penetration and Large Scale Applications

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