Andreas Bett
Fraunhofer ISE

Andreas Bett is director of Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy System located in Freiburg, Germany. Fraunhofer ISE provides applied research in the field of solar energy. Andreas Bett works for more than 30 years in the field of photovoltaics. He was awarded with serveral prize for his scientific achievements and contribution to technology developments.. He is co-founder of several companies related to PV.


Xavier Daval
The French Renewable Energy Association (SER)

Xavier Daval is Vice-President of Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables - SER (The French Renewable Energy Association ) and Chair of SER-SOLER its solar commission. Daval is also Director of the Global Solar Council (GSC).Daval is an international solar expert and CEO of kiloWattsol, France #1 Solar Technical Advisory which he founded in 2007. Daval is an Electronic engineer and former Director EMEA of a NYSE-listed manufacturer of tools for the electronics industry.

Luc de Marliave
Total Renewable Energies

Luc de Marliave is head of public affairs for Total Renewable Energies since 2011. Now in charge of Total institutional relationship for new energies, he is a member of solar buro of the French renewable energy association SER and chair of the strategy committee of the European solar association Solar Power Europe.


Winfried Hoffmann
Applied Solar Expertise - ASE

Working since late 1970s in PV as CEO and MD of wafer, cell and module producing companies (ASE GmbH & RWE Solar GmbH and RWE SCHOTT Solar GmbH), today independent consultant. Helping to shape industry and market with politics as member of the board of EPIA ( today SolarPower Europe) and the German Solar Economy Association (BSW Solar). Pushing the transfer of knowledge from scientific institutes (FhG-ISE, ISFH, ZSW, Helmholtz) to application in industry. Today giving lectures at Freiburg and Constance university.

Philippe Malbranche

Philippe Malbranche is currently Director of INES, the main French Solar Energy Research Institute (Institut National de l’Energie Solaire). He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the European Photovoltaic Technology and Innovation Platform, participates to the Visiting Committees of several European Solar Energy research Institutes and advises various organisations regarding roadmap development and project selection.

Gaëtan Masson
Becquerel Institute

Director and co-founder of the Becquerel Institute. After more than 10 years in the financial and IT sectors, he moved to the PV industry and developed the Business Intelligence of EPIA, the European PV Industry Association (now SolarPower Europe). Since 2013, he is the Operating Agent of the Task 1 of the PV programme of the International Energy Agency (IEA PVPS). He is vice-chairman of the European PV technology Platform and participates to the Scientific Committee of EU-PVSEC and Intersolar Europe Conferences. Since 2016, he manages the strategy and content of SolarUNITED.