Creator of Solutions to Address Climate, Energy & Environmental Issues
Event | Photovoltaic solar power
From 3/2/2022 to 3/2/2022
Brussels & Online
By 2030, the share of the electricity demand covered by PV is expected to increase from 3% to 15% according to European Commission estimates. The growth in the capacity installed annually in the European Union is expected to increase from 16.5 GW in 2019 to 50 to 80 GW in 2030.
Less than 3% of PV modules are currently produced in Europe, even though the European Union is the world's largest market for PV, along with China. The emergence of a new generation of technologies heralds a wave of re-investment around the world to improve cell efficiency, offering opportunities for new players to emerge in Europe.
Ahead of the presentation by the European Commission of an European strategy for solar energy, this event aims to assess the importance of a strong European PV sector in the achievement of carbon-neutrality by 2050, reconciling the European Union's climate and industrial ambitions, and to examine the options for strengthening Europe's technological, innovative, and industrial capacities in this sector.
- Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market
- Kadri Simson, Commissioner for Energy
- Walburga Hemetsberger, CEO, SolarPower Europe
- François Jacq, General Manager, CEA
- Diego Pavia, CEO, EIT InnoEnergy
The European trade fair MIX.E is entirely dedicated to energy and technological innovations for a carbon-neutral energy mix.
MINATEC, Grenoble, France
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.