Hamburg (DE) - 21/09/09 - 25/09/09
24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
The 24th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2009) is underway in Hamburg Germany, attended by some 4,000 participants from 73 countries. The accompanying industry exhibition boasts over 900 exhibitors presenting new ideas and technical solutions in the field of photovoltaics and is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors.
The event is also bringing together research and development experts, industry and utilities representatives, political actors, architects and consumers. A highlight of the conference will be the PV policy debate on the second day, which will allow stakeholders to establish a picture of the international political opinion about PV solar energy in the future energy mix.
International collaboration facilitated by EU PVSEC is essential in fostering a sustainable future for PV technology in the global energy system. The JRC has played a major role in the conference since 1994, and this year is once again responsible for the scientific programme featuring over 1580 scientific papers.
JRC Institute for Energy (IE) Director Giovanni De Santi is one of the speakers in the high level event: “There are huge opportunities for photovoltaics in the future, but the constant effort and support of all stakeholders are required to implement the envisaged change to a sustainable energy supply, with photovoltaics delivering a significant part of electricity supply. The current national framework and support action has to be updated, as well as the existing transmission and distribution systems. Policy-makers can help by removing these barriers.”