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.
During 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.
|Date||Tuesday, November 24, 2020|
|Duration||ca. 90 minutes|
|Fee||Free of charge - limited participation|
|Speakers||Dr. Carsten Rohr, VP Business Development, NorSun AS|
Dr. Gunter Erfurt, Chief Executive Officer, Meyer Burger Technology Ltd.
Dr. Peter Fath, Managing Director, RCT Solutions GmbH
|Moderators||Dr. Jutta Trube, Division Manager of Mechanical Engineering Industry Association (VDMA), Sector Group Photovoltaic Equipment|
Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH
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.
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 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 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.
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.