Investments in PV are reaching record levels worldwide, and ambitions for future deployment volumes and speed are ever growing. In Germany, the new federal government has set itself the goal of achieving 200 GWP of installed PV capacity by 2030, whereas the IEA “Net Zero Emissions” scenario heads for 5 TWP worldwide in the same year. These ambitions not only dwarf anything we’ve seen in terms of additional capacity, but raise concerns as to space requirements and system transformation. In addition to rooftop PV and conventional ground-mounted systems, innovative solutions such as Agrivoltaics (APV), Floating PV (FPV), and Building-integrated PV (BIPV) are gaining ground. These integrated technologies have the potential to mitigate land use conflicts and to generate synergies within their respective applications. In this context, a recent governmental key issue paper suggests the opening of all arable land to APV in Germany, and first tenders for APV, FPV and PV on parking lots are under way. What role can integrated technologies play in Germany and worldwide to enable PV expansion? What framework conditions are needed for this?
The aim of the event is to provide a general overview of the goals and challenges of the German government’s PV expansion targets from different perspectives. The national picture will be extended to a cross-national overview of PV expansion and their implementation strategies. A special focus will be placed on innovative integrated PV technologies. The panellists will discuss issues regarding markets, financing, technology, and innovations. They will address potentials of PV expansion especially for innovative PV technologies and policy instruments to push these technologies.
Agenda: Welcome address, Short impulses (approx. 5 minutes each), followed by panel discussion (approx. 45 minutes). The moderator will include questions and remarks from the audience into the panel discussion.
Panellists and Speakers
Harry Wirth, Fraunhofer, Director, Division Photovoltaics, Modules and Power Plants
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Tilman Schwencke, Director Strategy and Politics, BDEW
Jochen Hauff, Director Strategy, Energy Policy and Sustainability, BayWa r.e.
Moderator: Viola Rocher, Head of EU-Representation EnBW
The following questions will be addressed by the panellists:
• What is the current situation of PV in Germany and Europe and where is the development heading (market, technology/innovations, supportive regulatory framework)?
• What is the current situation of PV in emerging and developing countries and where is the development going (market, enabling regulatory framework)?
• What is needed to quickly install more PV and integrate it into the energy system?
• What is the role of integrated concepts in Germany and worldwide? Practical examples: e.g. Agrivoltaics, Floating PV
Hosts: BDEW, Frauenhofer ISE
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