PV Renaissance in Europe

Free Webinar

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | 11:00am–12:00am CET| Webinar Language: English

Photovoltaic production along the entire value chain, from wafers to cells to modules, currently takes place almost entirely in Asia. Is this an incontrovertible reality or could photovoltaic production sites be re-established in Europe? A 2019 study by the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA) showed that fully integrated photovoltaic production is economically feasible.

In this webinar, representatives of the European photovoltaics industry will present their plans and discuss the creation of wafer, cell and module production sites in Europe.

During the webinar participants can submit their questions to get them answered by the experts in the live Q&A. In addition, both the recording and the speakers' presentations are made available to all registrants after the webinar.

Our Guests

Dr. Carsten Rohr, VP Business Development, NorSun AS

Dr. Carsten Rohr is VP Business Development at NorSun AS, a manufacturer of premium mono-crystalline silicon wafers based in Norway, and has about 20 years’ experience in solar energy. Before he started at NorSun in 2007, he was senior analyst in the Sustainable Energy Analysis team in the UK Government Department for Environment. Dr. Rohr obtained his PhD in physics from Imperial College London in 2000, and Masters degree in physics from RWTH Aachen in 1997.

Dr. Gunter Erfurt, Chief Executive Officer, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.

As CEO of Meyer Burger Dr. Gunter Erfurt manages the fortunes of the Swiss mechanical engineering company. Meyer Burger is a globally active technology company in photovoltaics (solar industry). The company aims to create sustainable added value for its customers with innovative systems and production facilities.

Dr. Peter Fath, Managing Director, RCT Solutions GmbH

Dr. Peter Fath focused on development and implementing of process solutions for turnkey PV manufacturing projects and production equipment. He is founder and director at the independent International Solar Energy Research Center ISC e.V., responsible for relation with Industry Partners. Dr. Fath obtained his PhD Degree in semiconductor physics at University of Konstanz in 1998 and is a lecturer in the faculty of mechanical engineering at University of Ravensburg since April 2016.

Dr. Jutta Trube, Division Manager of Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Sector Group Photovoltaic Equipment

Dr. Jutta Trube works as Division Manager of VDMA Sector Group Photovoltaic Equipment since December 2015 and is engaged especially in production equipment for the solar cell and module production. She is responsible for the yearly updates and publication of the International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaics (ITRPV). Furthermore, she is working as a Vice Managing Director of VDMA Sector Association Electronics, Micro and New Energy Production Technologies.

Your Host

Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH

Dr. Florian Wessendorf joined Solar Promotion International GmbH in January 2016 as Managing Director. His primary focus is to continue to expand the company’s current position as a global information and strategy platform for the solar and storage industry in international markets.

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