How Europe’s electricity grid can integrate solar photovoltaics – EPIA presents new report


09 Oct 2012



Press release


The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA) will host a half-day conference in Brussels to present the main findings of the new report entitled “Connecting the Sun”. This report analyses future scenarios looking at how Europe’s electricity grid can integrate solar photovoltaics - which, under certain conditions, could cover up to 25% of EU’s electricity demands by 2030. Policy recommendations are also part of the report to be presented on 17 October. EPIA’s study was conducted in consultation with external analysts and experts from system operators from around Europe


Wednesday 17th October, 9:00 – 14:00.


Solvay Library, Brussels.


Mr. Neoklis Sylikiotis, Cypriot Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (closing statement).

Mr. Simon Müller, Analyst, Renewable Energy Division, International Energy Agency.

Mr. Per-Olof Grandström, Secretary General, EDSO for Smart Grids.

Representatives from the European Commission and European Parliament.

Experts from the electricity industry and network operators.

More speakers will be announced soon.


Get the opportunity to:

  • Obtain a comprehensive overview of how the industry and policy makers see the future of solar photovoltaics in Europe.
  • Get views on how Europe’s power grid can integrate renewable energy sources without affecting security of supply.
  • Meet and discuss with EU officials and industry experts.


To register, please email Claire Hardy (stating your name and outlet).

If you are particularly interested in a specific topic, please do not hesitate to contact us so as we can guide you through the program and help you match your interests with our event.

About EPIA: EPIA – the European Photovoltaic Industry Association – represents members active along the whole solar PV value chain: from silicon, cells and module production to systems development and PV electricity generation as well as marketing and sales. 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, Political Communications, E-mail:, Tel: +32 479 91 63 07


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