Platform-ZERO at EU PVSEC 2023

The European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC) 2023 concluded on 22 September 2023, marking another successful year of discussing the latest photovoltaic research and technology developments.

Our project was represented through our partner ZSW, the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg. Platform-ZERO leaflets were distributed on the company booth and the project was introduced to visitors through bilateral discussion.

ZSW booth with Platform-ZERO leaflets at EU PVSEC 2023

Coordinated by the European Commission Joint Research Centre, the scientific programme of EU PVEC 2023 gathered renowned researchers and industry pioneers to share their insights through more than 1050 presentations. The exhibition hall was bustling with activity as companies and organisations presented their latest products and services. 

Photovoltaic paves the way to combat climate change

The key message is the pivotal role of photovoltaic technology in mitigating climate change, urgently called for by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) this year. Indeed, as fossil fuel subsidies surged to a record in 2022, scaling back these subsidies would reduce air pollution, generate revenue and make an important contribution to slowing climate change. This is particularly significant given that solar PV has been consistently cheaper than new coal- or gas-fired power plants in most countries. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), solar projects now offer some of the most affordable electricity rates ever recorded.

Building on a rapidly expanding production and deployment rate and 1.5 TW of global installed capacity expected by the end of 2023, the PV community discussed the pathways and challenges towards becoming a major, sustainable and circular clean energy source in the coming decades.