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EPIA activities at 27th EU PVSEC


19 Sep 2012



EPIA activities at 27th EU PVSEC


  • “Connecting the Sun”: Launch of new report showing how solar electricity can be fully integrated in the European electricity grid
  • European PV Industry Summit: Solar CEOs and experts explore future of solar photovoltaics
  • Investors Day: Business leaders, financial community interact in high-level forum on investment opportunities in PV

Brussels, 19 September 2012 – The European Photovoltaic Industry Association is hosting several important activities at the 27th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (27th EU PVSEC), which takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany from 24-28 September. The events assess the state of solar PV industry at a crucial time, as the technology becomes more mature and mainstream.


“Connecting the Sun:

Solar photovoltaics on the road to large-scale grid integration”

EPIA’s new report, “Connecting the Sun: Solar photovoltaics on the road to large-scale grid integration” will be released on 25 September during the 9th European PV Industry Summit. The increasing role played by PV in Europe’s electricity system presents challenges for grid operators. However, as this new report shows, PV is already providing solutions – meeting a growing share of electricity demand at increasingly competitive cost without creating undue strain on the power system. The report will be available on 25 September and can be downloaded at that time by clicking here.


9th European PV Industry Summit

Hall 4.0, Room Europa, Frankfurt Messe

EPIA’s headline event during the week is the 9th European PV Industry Summit, entitled “Mainstream and maturing: Challenges and opportunities for the PV industry as it moves towards high penetration”. High-level representatives from the PV industry, along with policy-makers and actors from the entire electricity value chain, will scan the prospects of PV for the coming years. The Summit, which will be held on Tuesday 25 September 2012 from 13.30-18.00, will also present the main conclusions of EPIA’s new report, “Connecting the Sun: Solar photovoltaics on the road to large-scale grid integration”. Click here for programme details.


Investors Day

EPIA Booth, Hall 3.1, Booth H13 - Frankfurt Messe

EPIA’s second annual Investors Day takes place on Wednesday 26 September from 10.00-18.00. Entitled, “Risk mitigation in PV investments: The key to sustainable market development?” The event will bring leaders together in an interactive forum featuring CEO-level speakers from the PV industry as well as representatives from banks, investment funds, insurance companies and analysts addressing key questions in the search for innovative financial solutions: Which investments need to be made in manufacturing? How can the availability of affordable capital for projects – from large-scale plants development to retail projects – be ensured in a competitive environment? Click here for programme details.


EPIA Industry Area

EPIA Booth, Hall 3.1, Booth H13 - Frankfurt Messe

Other workshops, meetings and networking events will take place at the EPIA booth during the whole week of EU PVSEC, including B2B workshops, discussions of EPIA publications, and meetings with EPIA experts. Find out more about events in the EPIA Industry Area by clicking here.



The 9th European PV Industry Summit and the Investors Day are official events of the 27th EU PVSEC and are jointly organised by EPIA and EU PVSEC. They are open to all registered participants of the 27th EU PVSEC. For more information about the 27th EU PVSEC, click here.



Note to editors


EPIA – the European Photovoltaic Industry Association – represents members active along the whole solar PV value chain. EPIA’s mission is to give its global membership a distinct and effective voice in the European market, especially in the EU.


For more information:


Craig Winneker

EPIA, Head of Political Communications

Tel: +32.479.91.63.07





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