Verdens største konference om PV-teknologi åbner i Marseille
Photovoltaics (PV) teknologi kommer til at spille en absolut nøgle i transformationen af vores energisystemer, fremhæver konferencedirektør Florence Lambert i forbindelse med åbningen af EU PVSEC konferencen (in english).
- The transition to a sustainable energy future will only be possible with a carbon-free energy sector dominated by renewables. As a major contributor to a cleaner and safer future for the planet, PV technologies will play a key role in transforming our energy systems while enabling a massive shift to carbon-free energy. As costs have come down, renewable energy is being rolled out at record levels. However, because emission levels are too high for reaching the targets set in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, there is still much progress to be made to get renewables into the energy mix at an even faster pace.
- The European Commission's strategic long-term vision "A clean planet for all" calls for a climate neutral EU by 2050. The European Commission's science and knowledge service performs research in a range of subjects which support the vision. It is concluded that PV is a key enabler for the European long-term strategic vision for a climate neutral economy.
- Solar has entered a new era of growth in Europe. With strong market prospects, now is the right moment to build on Europe's highly innovative and state of the art solar technologies, that will create thousands of clean energy jobs in Europe and accelerate the energy transition. SolarPower Europe, through its industrial competitiveness task force established in 2016, calls for an industrial strategy for the whole solar value chain with a particular focus on manufacturing, that will see Europe take solar industry leadership.
- PV is at the beginning of its growth curve, leading from currently 500 Gigawatt global installations to the expected 30 - 50 Terawatt in 2050! The window of opportunity to re-start cost-effective production of solar cell in a gigawatt range, based on a green carbon-footprint of the production process, will be closing soon. Such an effort will have to start to de-risk investments in such a future EU-based multi-Gigawatt solar cell production.
- The EU PVSEC will continue to showcase from 09 to 13 September 2019 the most recent developments in concepts, materials and applications. From the perspective of materials and device, we have added topics to encourage further input in the fields of perovskite materials and tandem device concepts. At the system scale, we have included a supplementary topic on storage. We also encourage submissions related to grid integration issues, including from utilities and operators of other intermittent power sources, aiming to promote knowledge transfer."