The 26th EU PVSEC took place from September 5 to 9 in Hamburg, Germany. The exhibition was said to have broken all records, with 1,000 exhibitors displaing their wares across 80,000 square meters and 40,000 visitors attending the five day event.

To ensure you were informed of all that went on, pv magazine reported on the  latest news and industry trends to emerge from both the tradeshow and conference.


EU PVSEC: Doors close on price war

Businessmen walking into the EU PVSEC.

Cold winds off the harbor blew hard as the 26th EU PVSEC closes in Hamburg. Visitor numbers were stagnant and many reported slow business and observed massively slashed module prices.

EU PVSEC business forum discusses partnerships, mergers and subsidies

Crowd shot, 26th EU PVSEC

For the first time, photovoltaic industry leaders have come together at a EU PVSEC conference to discuss future business models.

PV Legal releases recommendations for bureaucratic reduction

Hamburg Messe hall from outside with people walking in and out

PV Legal's guidelines for the reduction of bureaucratic barriers and administrative costs in terms of photovoltaic deployment have been released at the 26th EU PVSEC conference, currently underway in Hamburg, Germany.

Avancis hits 15.8 percent thin film efficiency

Photovoltaic company Avancis screenshot

Presenting its findings at the 26th EU PVSEC, Avancis says it has reached a thin film photovoltaic module efficiency of 15.8 percent.

Day4 Energy and R&R achieve 19.3 percent module efficiency

Si-HJT cell structure

Following Roth & Rau’s announcement yesterday that it achieved 20 percent wafer efficiency, it has now been publicized that it, along with Day4 Energy Inc., has produced a 19.3 percent efficient photovoltaic module.

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