Valencia (ES) - 01/09/08 - 05/09/08
JRC opens the world’s largest conference on photovoltaic solar energy
Giovanni De Santi, Director of the JRC Institute for Energy (IE), opened the 23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition in Valencia, Spain. This event, attended by more than 4000 participants, covers all aspects of photovoltaic solar energy, ranging from basic research, manufacturing technology, to policies, finance and employment. The JRC's Renewable Energies Unit has held the position of Technical Programme Chair of this conference for 14 years, and this time has organised a programme of almost 300 presentations and 800 posters. Amongst many other items, discussions are taking place on the PV industry initiative as part of the European Commission's Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan, taken up by the leading companies of this dynamic industry with growth rates exceeding 50% per year.