Chair of IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems TCP honoured in Amsterdam

29 September 2017

Dr Stefan Nowak delivers his address in acceptance of the European Becquerel Prize in Amsterdam on Monday, September 25 2017 (Photograph: EU PVSEC)Dr Stefan Nowak delivers his address in acceptance of the European Becquerel Prize in Amsterdam on Monday, September 25 2017 (Photograph: EU PVSEC)

Dr Stefan Nowak was awarded the European Becquerel Prize for Outstanding Merits in Photovoltaics on Monday at the EU PV Conference in Amsterdam. This prize, established by the European Commission in 1989, was awarded to Dr Nowak in honor of his significant contributions in the field of integration of solar photovoltaic electricity into the global energy system.

Dr Nowak is well recognized for his longstanding commitment to the promotion of European and global cooperation on PV research, market assessment and deployment. In particular, the prize also rewards Dr Nowak’s long-lasting activities as Chair of the Executive Committee of the IEA Photovoltaic Power Systems Technology Collaboration Programme (PVPS TCP) since 2001.

The PVPS TCP aims to promote the role of energy from solar PV technologies as a cornerstone in the transition to sustainable energy systems. It conducts a variety of collaborative projects relevant to solar PV technologies and systems, including cost reduction, analysis of barriers and raising awareness of the potential of PV electricity.

Current work includes a large variety of subjects ranging from detailed country market reports, grid integration, building-integrated PV, sustainability and recycling, quality performances to applications in developing countries.

For more information, visit the PVPS TCP website at http://www.iea-pvps.org/

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