First European Conference on PV Research Infrastructures: - How to keep European R&D at world-class level? - What is the best way to support innovation in the PV industry? - Should PV research infrastructure for quality & reliability be linked worldwide? - Can Big Data bring big advantages in the area of solar PV system monitoring? Join this event to exchange about these subjects and make proposals: January 22nd, 2015 Save the date! Chambéry, France First European Conference on PV Research Infrastructures Photovoltaic Research Infrastructures as a support to solar PV R&D, industry and market development Context: The SOPHIA Research Infrastructure project is now coming to an end. Focused on research infrastructures for 8 PV topics with 20 European partners, the results achieved after 4 years of activity in trans-national access, exchange and R&D will be presented as “lessons learned”. The CHEETAH project has just been launched and can take over SOPHIA achievements to a next level with even more partners involved (35). Objectives: This conference will: - highlight the main outcomes of the SOPHIA project and make proposals based on the lessons learned - provide a forum for discussion on the type of PV research infrastructures and e-infrastructures required in Europe for the next decade covering several aspects: 1. R&D needs (upgrade, access, coordination, etc.) 2. Support innovation in the PV industry (pilot lines in particular, reliability and quality issues) 3. Training needs 4. Support to market integration (monitoring and management of millions of PV systems) About SOPHIA project: Strengthening and optimizing PV research capabilities, by bringing together the main European Photovoltaic Research Infrastructures and provide the scientific community with common referential. About CHEETAH project: Cost-reduction through material optimisation and Higher EnErgy outpuT of solAr pHotovoltaic modules - joining Europe’s Research and Development efforts in support of its PV industry. Draft agenda: Thursday, January 22nd Time Session Content 9h 10h15 The EU R&D framework - EERA PV - CHEETAH - SOPHIA 10h4512h15 The SOPHIA results - NA - TNA - R&D 13h1514h30 SOPHIA SRIA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 15h16h30 Research infrastructures & e-infrastructures requirements Requirements regarding: 1. R&D needs (access, coordination, etc.) 2. industry needs (pilot lines) 3. Training 4. Increased market penetration 16h3017h Conclusions If you want to join the organization committee, please contact before July 4th: Philippe Malbranche Research Programme Manager [email protected] Tel.: +33 4 79 79 21 99 CEA-INES 50 Av du Lac Leman 73377 Le Bourget du Lac France More information on www.sophia-ri.eu Institut National de l'Energie Solaire 50 avenue du lac Léman Technopôle Savoie Technolac F-73375 LE BOURGET DU LAC www.ines-solaire.org By train: Less than 10 minutes away by car and 15 minutes away using public transports from the Chambéry and Aix les Bains train stations. From the stations to INES with public transports: • Chambéry station: Line 9 with “Stac” • Aix-les-Bains station: Line 1 with “Ondéa” By car: From Lyon: Follow the A43 towards Geneva, Grenoble, Chambéry. Take the exit towards the E70 – TURIN MILAN, GRENOBLE, ALBERTVILLE, CHAMBERY airport and follow the N201 Bourget du Lac, Aix les Bains, Savoie Technolac, then head towards the Bourget du Lac / Savoie Technolac. From Grenoble: Follow the A41 towards TURIN-MILAN, CHAMBERY, SAINT MARTIN D’HERES, after the toll follow the indication towards Aix les Bains, Bourget du Lac, Savoie Technolac. From Annecy: Follow the A43 towards Chambery, Lyon. Exit at Chambery airport, Albertville, Grenoble, then after the toll, follow the N201 towards Bourget du Lac, Aix les Bains, Savoie Technolac, then towards Bourget du Lac/ Savoie Technolac. By plane: Less than one hour away by motorway from both international airports: Lyon-Saint Exupéry and Geneva International.
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