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The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics elected Chairmen and 7 new Steering Committee members during their meeting on 02 May, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium 

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics elected Chairmen and 7 new Steering Committee members during their meeting on 02 May, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium 

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The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) elected during the meeting today in Brussels the Chairman and two Vice-Chairmen for the term 2018 – 2020.

Marko Topic, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec. Eng. and Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, was reelected as ETIP PV Chairman. Wim C Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands and Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director of Becquerel Institute, Brussels, had been reelected as vice-chairmen of the ETIP PV.

Marko Topic stated: “It has been a privilege and honor for the three of us to act as the chairman and vice-chairmen of ETIP PV and we enjoyed the cooperation in developing and communicating strategies for the further growth and technological progress of PV in Europe”.

He continued: “We believe in the need to re-strengthen the ETIP PV working groups and further work on becoming the point of reference for all stakeholders, especially the PV research and manufacturing industry, but also European and Member State officials”.

On Wednesday, 2nd May 2018, ETIP PV also reelected Steering Committee members and elected new members representing European countries.

The new members of the Steering Committee are:

· Franz Karg Avancis

· Richard Moreth VITRONIC

· Riccardo Po Eni spa

· Uwe Rau Forschungszentrum Jülich

· Eduardo Román Tecnalia

· Wolfgang Storm Wacker Chemie

· Harry Wirth Fraunhofer ISE

The Steering Committee meeting will be followed on 3 May 2018 at the BIP House (Rue Royale 2-4) in Brussels by the conference “Quality and Sustainability of PV systems Conference”.

Photo from left: Wim C Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Marko Topic, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec. Eng. and Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director of Becquerel Institute, Brussels.

Note to editors:

The European Technology and Innovation Platform Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) is a continuation of the European PV Technology Platform (EU PVTP) and the Solar European Industry Initiative (SEII) in a single platform under the new SET Plan governance. The ETIP PV’s mission is in line with the Energy Union and the SET Plan priorities with focus on “Renewable technologies at the heart of the new energy system” and Europe to become “number 1 in renewables”. ETIP PV gathers all the relevant stakeholders of the PV sector, with arrangements for cooperative discussions with member states (MS), associated countries (AC), and the Commission services. Its main role is to provide consensus-based strategic advice on all issues relevant to progressing research and innovation (R&I) efforts.

Photo from left: Wim C Sinke, Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, Marko Topic, Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Elec. Eng. and Affiliate Professor at the Colorado State University, Gaëtan Masson, Managing Director of Becquerel Institute, Brussels.

Source: Singulus
Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network

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