PV CellTech Europe
Days
Hours
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Agenda

09:00
 - 10:30
CET
Presentations

PV CellTech Europe 2024 key topic discussion: New technologies for production lines

Moderator

Finlay-Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research
PV-Tech

Despite all the problems impacting European solar over the past decade, the region remains a hotbed of manufacturing innovation and new product offerings. This special session, added to PV CellTech for the first time, will hear from a host of PV equipment suppliers across the region.

Speakers

Francesca Antoniolli - Applied Materials

Francesca Antoniolli

Global Product Manager - Baccini Cell Systems
Applied Materials
Ulrich Jaeger

Ulrich Jaeger

SVP sales
RENA Technologies
Thorsten Daus

Thorsten Daus

Product Manager - PV
Vitronic
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Maximilian Pospischil

Chairman/CTO/Co-Founder
HighLine Technology
Jan Krausmann

Jan Krausmann

Product Manager
Singulus Technologies
10:30
 - 11:00
CET
Presentations

How volume mass production & strong R&D investments drive real technology change

Moderator

Finlay-Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research
PV-Tech

This special session at PV CellTech Europe 2024 will look at how R&D developments feed into mass production and next-generation technologies. The session will also feature contributions from PV CellTech Chair, Dr. Finlay Colville.

Speakers

Sebastian Pannier

Sebastian Pannier

Product Manager
LONGi Solar
11:00
 - 11:30
CET

Coffee Break

11:30
 - 12:30
CET
Presentations

Back-contact & hybrid architectures

Moderator

Klaus Ramspeck

Klaus Ramspeck

Director of Research and Development
Halm Elektronik

With silicon-based segment still almost 100% supplied by single-junction solar cells today, there remains a huge push to take these architectures to their maximum efficiency levels in mass production. New back-contact and hybrid solutions are now operating at multi-GW volumes, process flows are being upgraded on PERC and existing TOPCon lines, and new variants are emerging that could become mainstream offerings after TOPCon. This session will hear from a range of stakeholders driving these new production-ready cells and will look at volumes likely to be made in coming years.

Speakers

Radovan-Kopacek

Radovan Kopecek

CTO
ISC Konstanz
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Gianluca Coletti

CTO
Futurasun
Tuukka Savisalo

Tuukka Savisalo

Vice President, R&D
Valoe Oyj
12:30
 - 13:15
CET
Presentations

PV CellTech Europe 2024 key topic discussion: Technology leaders in 2024

Moderator

Gerry Knoch

Gerry Knoch

Managing Director
Exateq

This special session will hear from technology leaders in cell manufacturing and equipment supply.

Speakers

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Johanna Bonilla

Technical Product Manager Europe
JinkoSolar
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Sebastian Gatz

Vice President Photovoltaics
Von Ardenne
13:15
 - 14:15
CET

Lunch Break

14:15
 - 15:15
CET
Panel Discussion, Presentations

Challenge or opportunity: recovering the European PV sector

Moderator

Jochen-Rentsch

Jochen Rentsch

Head of Technology Transfer
Fraunhofer ISE

Setting up a domestic manufacturing ecosystem remains a goal within Europe, but progress towards this end is far from certain today. This session will look at what needs to happen to get manufacturing up and running in Europe. Where does the financing come from? What is the return-on-investment making wafers, cells and modules? How important will a carbon-tax or ESG-compliant buying be? This session will look critically at the viability of European manufacturing in the coming years, in particular providing a benchmark for the investment community that needs to understand what to realistically expect in coming years.

Speakers

Charles Roux

Charles Roux

Head of PV Cell Division
CEA-INES (Institut National de l’Énergie Solaire)
Puzant-Baliozian

Puzant Baliozian

Consultant
VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment
Johan Lindahl

Johan Lindahl

Secretary General
European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC)
Xabier Otano

Xabier Otaño

Head of Sales - Solar business unit
Mondragon Assembly
15:30
 - 16:30
CET
Presentations

The PV Roadmap session

A regular feature of the PV CellTech events over the past 10 years, the PV Roadmap session will once again close out the event this year. The roadmap will be addressed this time from different perspectives: the role of ESG and traceability in driving global manufacturing diversification; the roadmap to move to tandem cell structures by 2030 as mainstream technology offerings in manufacturing; and the ever-popular latest release of the 2024 ITRPV report.

Speakers

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Markus Fischer

Co-Chair
ITRPV Steering Committee
Finlay-Colville

Finlay Colville

Head of Market Research
PV-Tech
Peter-Fath

Peter Fath

CEO
RCT Solutions
17:30
 - 19:30
CET

VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment Celebration

Following the conclusion of the ITRPV session, VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment extends an invitation to all attendees to join us at the VDMA’s Frankfurt headquarters, conveniently located just a 10-minute walk from the conference venue. Dr. Puzant Baliozian, current lead consultant, will provide introductory words and the team has arranged a farewell reception for Dr. Jutta Trube, the former sector group leader. Additionally, we will celebrate the 15th edition of the ITRPV together. Attendance is complimentary for VDMA members and all PV CellTech Europe attendees. 

VDMA eV, Lyoner Strasse 18, 60528 Frankfurt am Main