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Super PV Progress Report – Developing & Testing Innovative High-Quality PV Systems to Regain European Leadership in the PV Market
J. Ulbikas, J. Denafas, V. Ulbikaite, R. Witteck, M. Köntges, M. Topic, F. Frontini, P. Bonomo, E. Saretta, P. Macé, P.J. Bolt, A.G. Ulyashin, T. Haarberg, W. Palitzsch, B. Terheiden, I. Weiss, N. LaPointe, J.L. Domínguez-García
Finance, Markets and Policies
Subtopic: Costs, Economics, Finance and Markets
Event: 37th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 7DV.1.5
ISBN: 3-936338-73-6
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Document(s): poster


The PV sector is one of the fastest growing industries globally, between 2010 and 2019 global solar installations grew from around 16 gigawatts to over 105 gigawatts in 2019 [1]. This significant rise in photovoltaics has been in large part due to a substantial decrease in the price of PV cells and modules. At the beginning of the decade the average Multi Crystalline Silicon module cost roughly $2 per watt, now (early 2020) the average Multi-Si costs around $0.20 per watt in [1]. This expansion of the PV sector has coincided with a geographical shift in manufacturing capacities. Currently East and Central Asia produce over 80% of the world’s PV modules, while Europe contributes to less than 5% of the global supply [2]. In order to remain competitive and recapture a larger market share of PV manufacturing, European PV companies will need innovate along the PV supply/value chain. SUPER PV project is targeting competitiveness of European produced PV systems integrating 26 partners from all over the Europe delivering innovations from research centers to manufacturing lines. Expected cost reduction will be realized through targeted technological and business innovations which will significantly improve the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of European systems. A year and a half into the project these price reductions and innovations have begun to take shape. This abstract will outline the status of this ground-breaking project.