European Photovoltaic Technology Platform
PV Technology Platform - Introduction
A Photovoltaic Technology Platform is being established to define, support and accompany the implementation of a coherent and comprehensive strategic plan for PV. The platform will mobilise all stakeholders sharing a long-term European vision for PV, helping to ensure that Europe maintains and improves its industrial position. The platform will realise a European Strategic Research Agenda for PV for the next decade(s). More specifically, the PV Technology Platform will:
- implement a strategic plan to provide advice and expertise to the decision makers to allow them to make informed decisions regarding the long term potential of PV;
- propose actions to all policy makers to help to ensure that clear, coherent priorities are established and that support is fully integrated, thereby facilitating implementation;
- foster joint initiatives involving stakeholders in the formulation of research programmes;
- ensure strong links and co-ordination between industry, research and market.
The establishment of the PV Technology Platform was proposed in the recommendations of a special advisory council (PV-TRAC), which was set up to define a vision for the future of photovoltaics. More information on PV-TRAC and the history of the platform can be found here link 1.
PV Technology Platform - Timeplan
4 December 2003
Launch of the PV-TRAC in Brussels.
28 September 2004
Presentation of the PV-TRAC vision report, including recommendation to establish a PV Technology Platform.
23 December 2004
Call for expressions of interest opened.
14 February 2005
Call for expressions of interest closed.
11 March 2005
Meeting between the European Commission and the chair and vice-chair of the PV-TRAC to select Steering Committee members.
10 May 2005
First meeting of the Steering Committee members. The Steering Committee will finalise the structure of the platform, including the Working Groups and the role of the Secretariat.
Steering Committee Members
In consultation with the chair and vice-chair of the PV-TRAC, the European Commission selected the following people as members of the first Steering Committee of the Photovoltaic Technology Platform:
|1.||Hubert Aulich||PV Silicon Forschungs und Produktions AG|
|3.||Bernhard Dimmler||Würth Solar GmbH & Co. KG|
|4.||Alain Garnier||Saint-Gobain Glass|
|5.||Gert Jan Jongerden||Akzo Nobel Chemicals|
|6.||Antonio Luque||Universidad Politécnica de Madrid|
|7.||Joachim Luther||Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE)|
|10.||David Nelson||Foster and Partners|
|11.||Stefan Nowak||IEA PVPS / NET|
|12.||Istvan Pataki||Hungarian Energy Office|
|13.||Nicola Pearsall||Northumbria University|
|14.||Stanislaw M. Pietruszko||Warsaw University of Technology|
|15.||Jaromir Rehak||Solartec s.r.o.|
|16.||Evelyne Schellekens||European Association of electrical contractors - A.I.E./CEETB|
|17.||Giovanni Silvestrini||Kyoto Club|
|18.||Wim C. Sinke||Energy research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN)|
|19.||Hans Willemsen||Shell Solar B.V.|
|20.||.................................................. ||One member waiting for confirmation|
PV Technology Platform - Provisional Structure
The following diagram illustrates the provisional structure of the PV Technology Platform, taken from the PV-TRAC report “A Vision for Photovoltaic Technology link 3” [1 Mb]. After the Steering Committee has been selected, they will establish a finalised structure for the PV Technology Platform, and define the role of each body.