SOLARUNITED is an association devoted to focusing on quality, reliability, innovation, and PV technology.


SOLARUNITED was founded by individuals with significant operating and board-level experience who have an understanding of the PV manufacturing industry’s needs and finances.

Previously known as the International Photovoltaic Equipment Association (IPVEA), today we are SOLARUNITED, now serving the mutual market interests of PV equipment technology manufacturers, module producers, project developers, financiers, consultants, service providers, law firms and other parties focused on the growth of solar energy.


Become a Member

As a SOLARUNITED member, you enjoy the considerable benefits of access to key decision-makers, exposure to timely and critical issues, and expert analysis to help your business or organization succeed in the fast-growing solar PV industry.

  • Event Discounts
  • Market Insights
  • Business Connections
  • Working Groups
  • SOLARUNITED Member pavilions
  • Time & Money Saving Resources
  • Access to VIP networking events
  • Webinars
  • Virtual Networking Events

2020 Upcoming Events

ETIP-PV Conference - Postponed

New Dates TBA 

Solar Industry Forum - PV Market Status - Wednesday 2 September 2020

14:00-15:30 CET

What is driving the PV market in COVID times? And what can we expect in the coming months and years? While one could have believed the epidemic is near over and the business is restarting on fresh new bases, constrains actually remain on business, trade, and industry. This session will browse through the situation of the PV market and industry in general, globally, and highlight the possible future paths for development.

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Solar Industry Forum - PV, Hydrogen, and Storage - Wednesday 2 September 2020

16:00-17:00 CET

Short and long term storage are part of a 100% renewable energy mix. But what are the technologies and the prospects for such development in the coming years? This session will explore the growing appetite for competitive storage and the opportunities provided by hydrogen to expand the scope of PV development.


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Solar Industry Forum - PV Renaissance in Europe – Part 1: European PV Manufacturing Landscape - Wednesday 9 September 2020

11:00-12:30 CET

Recent announcements for new production capacities in Europe show dynamism in the industry and some perspectives for mass development. This session will explore the current situation of PV manufacturing, the challenges, and opportunities and will give the floor to the actors of the industry to share their views on local manufacturing and technology perspectives.

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Solar Industry Forum - PV Renaissance in Europe – Part 2: Policies - Wednesday 9 September 2020

14:00-16:30 CET

This session will explore the question of policies as tools to accelerate the development of a new competitive manufacturing base in Europe. It will also give the floor to policy experts and policymakers to debate on this exciting perspective of increased European manufacturing.


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37th EU PVSEC Conference - Sept. 7-11, 2020 (Virtual Event)

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Solar Mobility Forum - Wednesday 16 September 2020

14:00-16:00 CET

Solar mobility becomes a reality with the need for EV to be powered by renewable electricity. But this is only the tip of the iceberg since PV powered cars are being developed, and solar produced green hydrogen is increasingly announced as a promising energy vector for decarbonization of transport.

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Solar Industry Forum - Manufacturing Specialties: BIPV, Floating, VIPV, AgroPV, and more! - Wednesday 16 September 2020

16:30-18:30 CET

From mainstream PV components to specialties, manufacturing is expected to evolve. The industry starts to grasp the need for a diversified approach to manufacturing for BIPV, VIPV, and much more. This session will highlight the challenges and the state of the art in manufacturing specialties.

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Solar Industry Forum Webinar - ITRPV Results & NREL's LCOE Update


International Technology Roadmap for Photovoltaic presented by Dr. Markus Fischer Co-Chairman of the ITRPV and Vice President R&D Operation at Hanwha Q Cells GmbH.

Economics of PV—from manufacturing to Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) presented by Michael Woodhouse, Member, Strategic Energy Analysis Center, NREL.

Co-moderated by: Dr. Jutta Trube (VDMA Photovoltaic Equipment) Gaëtan Masson (Becquerel Institute) Dr. Nabih Cherradi, (Desert Technologies) and Bryan D. Ekus, (SOLARUNITED).

This event is free but registration is required.

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Solar Industry Forum Webinar – How To Do PV business in Epidemic Times & The Industry’s Latest Developments.

Live: 14 May 2020 @11:00 AM CET

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Download Gaëtan Masson Presentation 

Download Izumi Kaizuka Presentation 

Panelist: Gaëtan Masson, Becquerel Institute, Izumi Kaizuka, RTS Corporation, Nabih Cherradi, Desert Technologies, and Bryan D. Ekus, SOLARUNITED.

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