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.
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.
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.
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.