International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power System Programme (IEA PVPS) publishes its 2014 Annual Report

Press Release

IEA PVPS published its Annual Report on Tuesday 26 May 2015. In a PV market becoming rapidly global, the IEA’s PV technology cooperation programme continues to provide unbiased and reliable information on PV deployment and challenges. The report provides concise information about IEA PVPS collaborative projects and member country specific developments.
Paris, France, 26 May 2015 – The recent PV technology, industry and market development and its future prospects are setting the scene for the activities within the IEA PVPS Programme. As a leading and unique network of expertise, IEA PVPS has the mission to cooperate on a global level in this rapidly evolving technology area.
Working on both technical and non-technical issues, IEA PVPS undertakes key collaborative projects related to technology and performance assessment, cost reduction, best practice in various applications, rapid deployment of photovoltaics and key issues such as grid integration and environmental aspects. Furthermore, in anticipating future needs, IEA PVPS increasingly focuses on new business models, sustainable policy frameworks, as well as technical and market related integration of photovoltaics in the electricity system.
In 2014, under the leadership of the Netherlands, a new Task 15 on accelerating building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) was decided on by the Executive Committee. Interest and outreach for new membership within IEA PVPS continued in 2014. Thailand has joined IEA PVPS as the 28th member.
This reports comprehensively details the IEA PVPS program’s research and outreach activities in detail, as well as the situation of PV in 2014 in its member countries.
Download the full report here: http://www.iea-pvps.org/

About IEA PVPS
The IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (PVPS) is one of the collaborative R&D Agreements established within the IEA and, since its establishment in 1993, the PVPS participants have been conducting a variety of joint projects in the application of photovoltaic conversion of solar energy into electricity. The 28 PVPS members are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, EPIA, European Union, France, Germany, International Copper Alliance, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, SEIA, SEPA, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey and United States.
Contact for further information: Mary Brunisholz, Executive Secretary – mary.brunisholz@netenergy.ch