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  European Commission > Energy Research > Future Vision for PV
Major European Conference
28 September 2004
Charlemagne Building, Brussels - Belgium
Future Vision for PV:
A Vision for PV Technology up to 2030 and Beyond

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The presentations delivered during the conference will be put on this website after the conference.




The PV-TRAC, the PV Technology Research Advisory Council, is a High-level Advisory Council to develop a Vision for the future of PV technology. The Council represents the major stakeholders in the sector and the objective was to work together to prepare the groundwork for future actions to ensure that Photovoltaics can play a credible role in the future renewable energy framework.

The Vision report , entitled "A Vision for PV Technology for 2030 and Beyond", identifies the major technical and non-technical barriers to the technology's uptake. The Council has also considered the merits of using a European Technology Platform as a mechanism to implement the strategy and achieve the goals defined in the vision.

  The Conference 

This conference, organised by the European Commission with the support of the PV Technology Research Advisory Council, will present the major conclusions outlined in the PV-TRAC’s vision report.

Research and Industrial representatives will provide their feedback on the report along with input on the experiences from other sectors. There will then be 3 parallel sessions designed to give participants the opportunity to feed in their views and to help to develop the future actions as proposed in the Vision.

Public consultation 
A public consultation was held on the Vision Report during July and August 2004. The consultation was closed on 2 September 2004. Click here for more information.
  Draft programme 
>> The conference programme is available here
  Intended audience 

The conference provides an opportunity for all actors in the PV technology sector to provide feedback on the vision report and to develop input into the future direction. The conference is intended for representatives from industry, researchers, utilities, regulators, policy makers, architects/designers, end users, NGOs and other interested parties. 

The conference will be a 1 day event held in Brussels at the Charlemagne Building on 28 September 2004.
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