There was a lively exchange on technology trends and central issues of the PV industry at the annual meeting of the VDMA sector group Photovoltaic Equipment, which took place on 24 September 2020 in Frankfurt am Main.
German photovoltaics machine manufacturers are feeling the serious impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on the demand side. Their incoming orders drop by more than 70 percent in the second quarter. China, their most important export market, weakens.
concentrate on sharing information on energy industry topics and providing a networking opportunity for global industry players. With the Intersolar Innovation Day (15.-16.07.) and the Floating Solar PV Conference (22.07.), two major events are coming up soon.
The International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic (ITRPV) is running and regularly updated by VDMA with contributions of internationally leading crystalline Silicon (c-Si) producers, wafer suppliers, cell manufacturers, module manufacturers, PV equipment suppliers, production material providers, as well as PV research institutes and consultants. The objective of the ITPRV is to ensure constant cost reduction and efficiency increase through technology advancements in the performance of c-Si products.
Dr. Jutta Trube explains why the production of solar modules should return to Europe and under which conditions this step can be worthwhile. She explains the results of a VDMA study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
Machines improve our lives – on a large and small scale. Whether for our health, food or the many means of transportation that we use; whether we are looking at the ground deep below the sea or from high above – we need machines and people who utilize their skills to make the world a better place to live. That is the aim of mechanical and plant engineering. Humans – Machines – Progress.
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