Have your say in shaping the solar research and innovation agenda

21 February 2024

The European Technology and Innovation Platform for Photovoltaics (ETIP PV) has 15 open spots on its Steering Committee, and is inviting all solar industry and research experts to apply!

ETIP PV is the European solar PV sector’s research representation to the European Commission. Its activities focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the European solar sector. They make recommendations with a view to improving the competitiveness of the European solar PV industry, gathering more than 200 experts covering the entire solar PV value chain.


SolarPower Europe is part of the Secretariat of the ETIP PV alongside WIP Renewable Energies. The Steering Committee is ETIP PV’s permanent decision-making body, and is composed of around 30 members who participate voluntarily, with the support of their respective organisations.


Specifically, membership applications are open to individuals from various backgrounds, including representatives from civil society, NGOs, the legal profession, and financial community. Steering Committee members commit to attending three or four meetings per year, held in different European locations. They are also expected to input substantially in written form to the Committee.


How to apply


If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, please submit the following via email to Rania Fki, Project Manager at WIP Renewable Energies, at rania.fki@wip-munich.de, by April 15, 2024:


  • Your CV
  • A brief description of how you plan to contribute to the platform’s mission, outlining your personal commitment and vision.
  • Optional but encouraged: A letter of support from your organisation

Selection process


Steering Committee members are elected for a period of two years. Selection will be based on the candidate's expression of interest, evaluated against the following criteria:


  1. Commitment to participation in an ETIP PV working group
  2. Contribution to the development of solar in Europe, in line with ETIP PV’s Mission
  3. Balance between industry and research profiles (priority will be given to industry profiles)
  4. Gender balance


The Steering Committee will announce the elected candidates on 22 May 2024 at ETIP PV’s annual conference in Brussels. You can register to join the conference here.


Apply now to play an active role in shaping the future solar research and innovation agenda in Europe!

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