14.06.2012, 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Intersolar Europe, Innovation Exchange Area (Halle B3, Booth B3.450)
Almost 300 participants attended the 4th PV Briefing & Networking Forum Europe, on June 14th at Intersolar Europe, in Munich. At the Innovation Exchange Area of the world’s largest solar exhibition, market experts gave insights on current research results regarding European PV markets. Furthermore, seven market participants from industry, media and science discussed developments in Europe and the future of the photovoltaic market.
Participants were unanimous in the fact that t photovoltaic technology has become competitive rather quickly, thanks to strong growth. With 22 GW in 2011 alone, it was the energy source with the strongest year of growth in Europe, while grid parity has been reached in numerous European countries. Thanks to these developments, PV is now also seen as a serious source of energy - even by traditional energy utilities. Further developments are expected in 2012, in the residential and commercial segments in Germany and large scale systems in southern Europe.
A word of thanks goes to our premium sponsor CSUN, gold sponsors Lightway Solar and Thomas Lloyd, our silver sponsor Sungrow as well as our media partners PV Tech, pv magazine, sun wind & energy, our TV partner Solar PV.TV and JF4S supporters pvXchange and ICOB.
16:00 | Opening Speech
(Daniela Schreiber, Executive Vice President, EuPD Research)
16:15 | European PV Market Update & Outlook – Trends & Challenges for 2012
(Markus A.W. Hoehner, CEO, EuPD Research)
16:45 | Panel Discussion: How Can European Key Markets Meet Expectations in 2012/2013?
(Moderated by David Owen, CEO, Solar Media Ltd.)
CSUN | Engin Yaman (General Manager Central Europe)
Lightway Green New Energy Co., Ltd | Armin Schöntag (Marketing Manager)
Thomas Lloyd Group PLC | Matthias Altieri (Managing Director, Head of Solar Energy)
Sungrow Power Supply Co., Ltd | Raymond Wang (Vice President)
EPIA | Gaëtan Masson (Head of Business Intelligence)
Fraunhofer ISE | Gerhard Stryi-Hipp (Head of Energy Policy)
Investor Center Ostbrandenburg | Christopher Nüßlein (Head of Marketing)
17:45 | Lessons Learned
17:55 | Prize Draw & Closing