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28th EU PVSEC 2013

Conference 30th Sep- 4th Oct, Paris, France

Exhibition 1st Oct-3rd Oct, Paris, France

Paris is hosting the 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition on the first week of October at the venue Parc des Expositions Paris Nord Villepinte.

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The five-day Conference has scheduled more than 1,600 key-note and plenary presentations from across the world covering the entire scope of photovoltaic (PV) technologies, applications and markets. According to Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau, Technical Programme Chairman of the EU PVSEC 2013 Conference, the programme overviews “reliability issues on module and system level, as well as aspects of grid integration and dispatchable electricity from PV systems.” This includes the need for new materials and concepts in module design and manufacturing, for power electronics and for the use of PV as building material and customer driven developments. The associated necessary changes in policy perception, legal frameworks and related regulations complete this topical extension”.

The three-day Exhibition will also allow companies and organisations from around the world present latest developments, innovations and state-of-the-art technologies from the PV sector.

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EU PVSEC 2012 Exhibition in Frankfurt. Courtesy of EU PVSEC

A rich programme of parallel events will be staged during the EU PVSEC 2013 including international workshops, forums, summits and awards.

European Green Capital Award

The European Green Capital Award recognises the important role that local authorities play in improving the environment and provides an incentive for cities to inspire each other and share best practices. Energy is undoubtedly becoming an important area for local authorities, with European countries trying to implement more sustainable policies, reduce CO2 emissions, increase renewable energy and improve energy efficiency.

Applicants for the award are assessed by an Expert Panel and shortlisted cities are invited to present their vision, action plan and communication strategy to the Jury. Energy performance is one of 12 environmental indicators assessed. Currently, the French city of Nantes holds he European Green Capital title.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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